Since graduating, in 2009, from Rycotewood Furniture Centre, in Oxford, I have been creating bespoke furniture in my workshop based on our family farm near Rhayader in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales.
My contemporary furniture is designed to be beautiful, elegant and most importantly functional. I like to use clean lines and subtle detailing to create pieces which are understated and timeless. The highest quality sustainably sourced British hardwoods are used in all of my furniture, sourced as locally as possible (sometimes even off the farm).
You can either commission a completely bespoke piece of furniture or buy an existing design which can be made in a range of timbers.
Commissioning furniture is a collaborative process between you, the client, and me, the designer/maker. This begins with an initial meeting where we will discuss your ideas and requirements. I will then produce a range of initial designs which will be discussed and developed in collaboration with you until we reach a design which we both are happy with. This design will then be refined with the help of accurate scale models, full size drawings and mock ups to produce working drawings from which the piece will be made. You will be involved throughout the making stage as certain details are likely to need resolving whilst the furniture is being made, such as the final profile of a drawer handle or the detail on a chair leg. Once the piece is finished I like to personally deliver and install the furniture.