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. 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.
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.
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All our Ripples furniture is made using a unique technique that has been developed and perfected by Edward Johnson. This innovative approach has been acknowledged by winning prestigious Bespoke Guild Marks and the Wood Awards.
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.
Many hours have been spent designing, refining and prototyping this technique to enable the successful crafting of this unique rippled effect in real timber. Our rippled concept can be applied to nearly any piece of furniture with any desired function, in almost any wood.
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The Freeform Collection is all about clean lines and curves. Often 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 spokeshaves, requiring outstanding craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail.
During the research and development stage we often make small-scale models and prototypes. We typically require a bit more flexibility from our clients regarding the detailed design as we are guided by the natural capabilities of timber.
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The Sussex Collection is a signature style that reflects Edward’s natural design aesthetic. You will see a resemblance running through the eclectic collection that expresses a classic yet contemporary feel. Balancing form with function Edward brings together clean, elegant lines and curved forms with stylish detailing.
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