Contemporary Limited-Edition & Bespoke Luxury Furniture

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  • Our Patchwork sewing desk shown in oak, brown oak and fumed oak, made with our own in-house curved Murano veneers.

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  • The Undressed clothes valet is a unique and innovative twist on a traditional form. When ‘undressed’ the clean, pristine lines are revealed and make a beautiful wall-hung sculptural form; when ‘dressed’ the valet becomes a highly functional product to hold your daily items, clothes and accessories.

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  • Ligamentum III shown in oak with an oil finish and a Skopos fabric.

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  • Our workshop is at the very heart of our business where our expertise and craftsmanship fuse together to create our unique in-house products.

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We design and make exclusive, contemporary limited-edition and bespoke luxury furniture to provide you with quality, originality and choice. We create contemporary products for those who enjoy and appreciate design, aesthetics and exemplary craftsmanship, and who are looking for something truly individual and different. We use traditional techniques, whilst always striving towards new and innovative methods of working.

We tailor our service according to your lifestyle and offer guidance throughout every stage of your project. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, excellence in design and listening to and understanding your requirements and ideas.

We find solutions by combining our unique design style with exceptional craftsmanship and engineering skills to design and manufacture unique and beautiful furniture for private clients, interior designers and architects.

Read more about our promise and philosophy and discover our collections in more depth, to help you achieve your vision.

 


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Spotlight on Freeform
26th September 2019
'Have nothing in your house that you do not knowto be useful or believe to be beautiful.' William Morris   Edward Johnson’s work is the product of a deep understanding of his materials and the desire to explore its possibilities. His creative approach allows him to think outside of the box and push the boundaries of his materials.     Edward’s designs are often conceptually based, but with form and function always at the fore. He perceives both beauty and usefulness in equal parts when designing and developing his ideas into thought-provoking, fluid and tactile forms. One of his principal aims is to challenge our understanding of what is possible, which he achieves through creative aptitude and his mastered ability to engineer in wood. Here we throw the spotlight onto his Freeform technique.     Freeform Collection: The Freeform Collection pushes laminating to its limits in a very different way to the methods adopted for the Ripples and Murano Collection. The sweeping curved elements used in the construction are made from one continuous length of timber, using various moulding techniques to shape and manipulate the material. Each curved element is then finished by hand using various spoke-shaves, requiring outstanding craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail. Typically, during the research and development stages of our freeform pieces, small-scale models and prototypes are made. Unusually, these often include sections made at actual size, in order to gauge the stresses, strains and limitations on the timber in each unique case.   ‘Ligamentum I’ coffee table   The Ligamentum I coffee table is made from walnut and glass.Dimensions: 160cm (w) x 45cm (h) x 75cm (d).Read more here.   'Ligamentum II' Chaise longue   The Ligamentum II chaise longue is made from walnut and a Mulberry fabric. Dimensions: 200cm (w) x 75cm (h) x 75cm (d).Read more here.   'Ligamentum III' chaise longue   The Ligamentum III chaise longue is made from oak with a Skopos fabric. Dimensions: 190cm (w) x 80cm (d) x 90cm (h).Read more here.   'Clover' coffee table   The Clover coffee table is made from oak, fumed oak and glass with brass detailing. Dimensions: 100cm (diam) x 45cm (h).Read more here.   'Splay' dining chairs   The Splay high-back and carver dining chairs are made from American walnut with oak detailing.Dimensions: High-back: 48cm (w) x 100cm (h) x 59cm (d).Carver: 58cm (w) x 70cm (h) x 59cm (d).Read more here.   'Undressed' clothes valet   The Undressed clothes valet is made from oak with walnut or fumed oak tray.Dimensions: 77.5cm (h) x 51.5cm (w) x 27.5cm (d).Read more here.     <back to blog
Spotlight on Murano
17th September 2019
  Edward sees this process as a way: ‘to manipulate the grain of the wood as an artist wouldmanipulate paint with a brush’.   Edward Johnson’s work is the product of a deep understanding of his materials and the desire to explore its possibilities. His creative approach allows him to think outside of the box and push the boundaries of his materials.     Edward's designs are often conceptually based, but with form and function always at the fore. He perceives both beauty and usefulness in equal parts when designing and developing his ideas into thought-provoking, fluid and tactile forms. One of his principal aims is to challenge our understanding of what is possible, which he achieves through creative aptitude and his mastered ability to engineer in wood. Here we throw the spotlight onto his Murano technique.   Samples of our Murano veneers in: oak, olive ash and ash; fumed oak and brown oak; ash and olive ash; oak, brown oak and fumed oak; elm and fumed oak; walnut and fumed oak.   Murano Collection The Murano Collection was originally inspired by a visit to the island of Murano, where Venetian master craftsmen have been producing glassware for centuries, by floating layers of different coloured glass through one another to produce exquisite patterns. Our Murano veneers have been developed and perfected in our workshop and are all made in-house. They have been adapted to form wavy, radial and straight designs. Each veneer uses contrasting timbers to add texture or to create a blended effect. The various patterns result in carefully matched sweeping lines and curves that engulf the entire surface of the furniture. This collection again stems from Edward’s interest and expertise in laminating. This time his aim was to develop an organic free-flowing form reminiscent of Venetian glass. To create this effect, hundreds of thin strips of wood are cut in the workshop and reconfigured, resulting in sweeping lines and curves bringing soft and organic patterns to the angular forms. The Murano veneers can be constructed in a wide range and combination of timbers and applied to almost any of our designs. Read more about Edward’s ‘Family Tree’ concept that adds an extra dimension and personalises our Murano commissions.   'Radiant' chest of drawers   The Radiant chest of drawers is made from fumed oak, brown oak, oak, olive ash and ash. Dimensions: 110cm (w) x 85cm (h) x 42cm (d).Read more here.   'Radiant' desk   The Radiant desk is made from fumed oak and brown oak.Dimensions: 198cm (w) x 75cm (h) x 75cm (d).Read more here. The Radiant desk was awarded a prestigious Bespoke Guild Mark in 2019 (Guild Mark No. 475).    'Family Tree' heirloom box   The Family Tree heirloom box shown in elm and fumed oak.Dimensions: 38cm (w) x 15cm (h) x 23.5cm (d).Read more here.   'Squaring the Circle' jewellery box   The Squaring the Circle jewellery box is made from elm and maple.Dimensions: 18cm (w) x 19cm (h) x 18cm (d).Read more here.   'Patchwork' sewing desk   The Patchwork sewing desk is made from oak, brown oak and fumed oak.Dimensions: 170cm – extending to 230cm (w) x 78cm (h) x 65cm – extending to 130cm (d).Read more here.   'Murano' sideboard   The Murano sideboard is made from ash, olive ash, fumed oak and brown oak. Dimensions: 186cm (w) x 116 (h) x 48cm (d).Read more here.   'Centrum I' chest of drawers   The Centrum chest of drawers is made from walnut with an oak starburst and oak interior.Dimensions: 65cm (w) x 59cm (h) x 47cm (d).Read more here.   'Centrum II' chest   The Centrum chest is made from oak, brown oak, scorched oak and cedar. Dimensions: 180cm (w) x 57.5cm (h) x 50cm (d).Read more here.   'Murano Cento' dining table   The Murano Cento extending dining table is made from walnut with brushed brass effect legs. Dimensions: 75cm (h) x 110cm (d) x 240cm extending to 410cm (l).Read more here.   <back to blog
Spotlight on Ripples
12th September 2019
Edward Johnson’s work is the product of a deep understanding of his materials and the desire to explore its possibilities. His creative approach allows him to think outside of the box and push the boundaries of his materials.   Edward describes his work as: ‘being led by a core desire to challenge and innovate’.     Edward's designs are often conceptually based, but with form and function always at the fore. He perceives both beauty and usefulness in equal parts when designing and developing his ideas into thought-provoking, fluid and tactile forms. One of his principal aims is to challenge our understanding of what is possible, which he achieves through creative aptitude and his mastered ability to engineer in wood. Here we throw the spotlight onto his Ripples technique.   Our Ripples concept in bog oak, ash, walnut and limed ash   Ripples Collection: All our Rippled furniture is made using a unique technique that has been developed and perfected by Edward Johnson. The Ripples technique pushes laminating in a whole new direction with the principal intention to create elegant, clean and fluid forms which allow the materials to provide the detail. Inspired by the action of a stone dropping into water, Edward’s concept was to give the illusion of concentric ripples engulfing the entire form; bringing movement, life and softness to the surfaces. Edward spent many hours designing, refining and prototyping this technique to enable the successful crafting of this unique rippled effect in timber, fully exploring the constructional details and calculating the parameters and limitations of the material. Edward’s exploratory approach can be traced back to his university research, when he first began to explore different methods of bending and forming timber in three dimensions. Edward has been developing his techniques and methodologies ever since and this has led to his finely-honed and innovative techniques. The rippled concept can be applied to nearly any piece of furniture with any desired function, in almost any wood. This technique has been also been acknowledged by winning two prestigious Bespoke Guild Marks and the Wood Awards.   'Ripples' chest of drawers   The Ripples chest of drawers is made from ash, with walnut, ash and cedar drawers. Dimensions: 140cm (w) x 95cm (h) x 45cm (d).Read more here. Ripples won the Wood Awards in 2013 – The UK’s premier award for excellence in design in wood.   'Bog Oak Ripples' chest   The Bog Oak Ripples chest is made in 5000+ year-old bog oak with an interior of book-matched olive ash burr. Dimensions: 128cm (w) x 55cm (h) x 50cm (d).Read more here. The Bog Oak Ripples chest was awarded a prestigious Bespoke Guild Mark in 2016 (Guild Mark No. 460).   'Orbis' drinks cabinet   The Orbis drinks cabinet is made in walnut with a quarter sawn oak interior and scorched oak base.Dimensions: 165cm (w) x 93cm (h), 54cm (d).Read more here. The Orbis drinks cabinet was awarded a prestigious Bespoke Guild Mark in 2016 (Guild Mark No. 458).   'Reflection' linen chest   The Reflection linen chest is made from limed ash with an interior of book-matched olive ash burr. Dimensions: 127cm (w) x 48cm (h) x 47cm (d).Read more here.   'Splash' coffee table   The Splash coffee table is made from light blue bird’s-eye maple and glass.Dimensions: 100cm (w) x 45cm (h) x 100cm (d).Read more here.   <back to blog