studied design and cabinet making at London’s Central School of Arts &
Crafts (now Central St.Martins) and then spent 5 years as an assistant to leading
architects and designers. This experience has lead to a good understanding of
buildings, and architects ideas about design. I started the workshop after 15
years practicing as a free-lance designer to the furniture industry.
I set out to make proper pieces of furniture that exploit traditional forms
of construction but are, never the less, expressions of today.
I always seek an appropriate form for each piece, relating it to its surroundings,
either by contrast or closely related style. I work closely with my clients
to achieve furniture that will live up to their expectations and aspirations
towards a new commission.
Their input is a strong influence in helping my creation of a new design for
them. I believe the success and beauty of a design lie
as much in the consistent attention to detail and choice of materials as in
the overall concept.
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