SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE

Bespoke, hand-crafted & local

Low impact design with locally sourced timber

I come from a generation of fast furniture, man-made materials and a general disregard for the way things are made. In today's throwaway society, we have learned to favour function over form.

 

Yet today, more than ever, it's important to consider what we are buying as well as how and where it's produced. We need furniture that is built to last, remains timeless and minimises our impact on the planet.

 

Eco-design is about looking at the whole process of production - from the sourcing of low impact materials, to the choice of polish used on the final piece. The designs themselves are worked through to allow the use of smaller pieces of timber thereby minimising the need to cut down large trees and taking advantage of energy efficient construction methods. 

 

A lot of what I do is bespoke, designed in collaboration with you, to ensure what is produced delivers on every need, and therefore something you will still love in the years to come. So if you have something specific in mind, or would like any of the pieces pictured in a different wood or finish we can accommodate this.

 

 The way we live our life is informed by our surroundings and furniture is there to describe the life lived around it. Good furniture changes the way we live, but great furniture changes the way we think. 

MEDITATION CHAIR

Spalted London Plane

This meditation chair was designed so you can comfortably sit cross legged (or a normal seated position) while still remaining at a comfortable height for a desk or a table. 

 

Its generous coopered seat provides a comfortable rest in a number of different seating positions and is the perfect place for a moment of pause.

 

Made from a London Plane tree that fell down in London. You can see the patterns of  spalting from mushroom growth within the tree on the chair legs, seat and back before the tree was liberated from its fate of becoming wood-chip. 

 

To ensure the chair stands the test of time, mechanical joints have been employed where possible, and the innovative chair rail structure under the seat means that the chair can comfortably support two people. 

 

Finished using a natural oil finish with 0 VOCs

SIDE TABLE

Ripple Chesnut & Black Walnut

Before the advent of mass production, mechanical methods of joining two pieces of wood together had been refined over hundreds of years. Perhaps the most well known of these is the dovetail joint. 


This chesnut side table was a homage to those craftspeople that have come before me. Marrying traditional joinery methods with a modern design the table features lapped dovetails on the draw, tenons wedged with Walnut for the legs and a traditional yellow cedar draw base to provide a great aroma and to ward off moths - just like how they used to make them. 


The locally sourced ripple chesnut draw front is matched with a hand carved draw handle made from black walnut and finished in an all natural oil finish with 0 VOCs. 

DRINKS CABINET

Sycamore & walnut root

Drinks cabinets are often a heavy piece of brown furniture in the corner, out of sight, filled with bottles of blue curacao and tia maria you got as a present, which you have no plan on drinking. 


This sycamore drinks cabinet is the anthesis of that - the perfect size for displaying a few of your prized bottles, and the neccessary glasses. This cabinet is designed as a homage to the mad-men days of the 50s and 60s where meetings were held over a scotch. 


The Walnut root back of the cabinet provdies a lovely counterpoint to the sycamore, and some amazing grain patterns. 


The cabinet is finished with traditional brass hinges and lock.

MEDITATION CHAIR

Spalted London Plane

This meditation chair was designed so you can comfortably sit cross legged (or a normal seated position) while still remaining at a comfortable height for a desk or a table. 

 

Its generous coopered seat provides a comfortable rest in a number of different seating positions and is the perfect place for a moment of pause.

 

Made from a London Plane tree that fell down in London. You can see the patterns of  spalting from mushroom growth within the tree on the chair legs, seat and back before the tree was liberated from its fate of becoming wood-chip. 

 

To ensure the chair stands the test of time, mechanical joints have been employed where possible, and the innovative chair rail structure under the seat means that the chair can comfortably support two people. 

 

Finished using a natural oil finish with 0 VOCs

FIRESIDE STOOL

English Oak & Sycamore

For generations, people have made furniture out of what was available, to address the age old problem of a comfortable perch to sit. This fireside stool takes its inspriation from that rustic farm furniture tradition.


This minimalist take on the milking stool is made from reclaimed english oak, and uses a traditional tapered tenon to hold the sycamore legs securely in the seat.


Its the perfect perch for tending to a fire or stove or as a full sized seat for a little one.


Finished with a natural oil finish and using locally sourced, reclaimed timber, this stool is built to last, just as the stools that came before it.

MEDITATION CHAIR

Spalted London Plane

This meditation chair was designed so you can comfortably sit cross legged (or a normal seated position) while still remaining at a comfortable height for a desk or a table. 

 

Its generous coopered seat provides a comfortable rest in a number of different seating positions and is the perfect place for a moment of pause.

 

Made from a London Plane tree that fell down in London. You can see the patterns of  spalting from mushroom growth within the tree on the chair legs, seat and back before the tree was liberated from its fate of becoming wood-chip. 

 

To ensure the chair stands the test of time, mechanical joints have been employed where possible, and the innovative chair rail structure under the seat means that the chair can comfortably support two people. 

 

Finished using a natural oil finish with 0 VOCs

JEWELLERY BOX

American Redwood Off-cuts

This box came about from the idea of making a functional object entirely from 0 value materials, using Reclaimed Redwood fenceposts from Topanga Canyon. With blue suede offcuts for the base and lining, the result is the perfect place to store your favourite jewelry.


The handcarved box top provides an additional sculptural dimension to the box, reminisent of the sea, or rained-on snow, while also allowing the beauty of the redwood grain to shine through. 


Finished using an all natural oil finish, and made to order, the design can be adjusted to cater for your specific needs while ensuring minimal impact on the planet. 

MEDITATION CHAIR

Spalted London Plane

This meditation chair was designed so you can comfortably sit cross legged (or a normal seated position) while still remaining at a comfortable height for a desk or a table. 

 

Its generous coopered seat provides a comfortable rest in a number of different seating positions and is the perfect place for a moment of pause.

 

Made from a London Plane tree that fell down in London. You can see the patterns of  spalting from mushroom growth within the tree on the chair legs, seat and back before the tree was liberated from its fate of becoming wood-chip. 

 

To ensure the chair stands the test of time, mechanical joints have been employed where possible, and the innovative chair rail structure under the seat means that the chair can comfortably support two people. 

 

Finished using a natural oil finish with 0 VOCs