“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
Whether a complete re-invention or just a slight tweak on an existing design, the real art of creating our designs is achieving perfection first time. Our designer-maker relationship is a rare and integral part of how we achieve such high standards, success within our industry and most importantly continued client satisfaction.
Having a creative studio, well equipped workshop and an experienced team, allows Edward to push his designs and stretch the limits of materials and forms. As an accomplished cabinet maker himself, Edward’s approach to design is steeped in his understanding of his materials and his mastered ability to engineer in wood. The combination of this experience coupled with his creative aptitude is the driving force behind every project. Edward takes great inspiration from the William Morris golden rule (above) and applies his own ethos when creating his considered designs.
“Design it as though you would live with it. Be progressive, innovative, forward thinking – whatever you call it – look at a problem or object and always aim to improve it. Challenge yourself to be more able and knowledgeable tomorrow than you are today, you can always do better!” – Edward Johnson
The designs are always based on a brief, whether set by the client, a conceptual idea or a mixture of both. They always have function and form at the fore, and whilst they reflect Edward’s unique style, they also have a good chunk of character from the client themselves, bringing together the symbiotic relationship between designer-maker and client.
If you are looking for ideas and inspiration, why not make an appointment to visit our studio, where you can see first-hand some examples of our finished Stock Furniture pieces and take a tour around our workshop to see work in progress.
If you would like to visit our studio, please give us a call on 01243 696606 or make an appointment through our contact form and we’ll be in touch.
Over the past three years we have opened our studio and workshop as part of the wider Chichester Art Trail. Understandably, this year the Art Trail has been cancelled, to return again next year! However, we are hoping to be able to open our studio and workshop on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May 2020 from 10.30am to 5pm daily, depending on circumstances. You will able to book your own private time slot with us. Read more.