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New design studio and office

12th December 2017

We have a new design studio and office! Don’t panic we haven’t moved, we’re still in the same beautiful location in Bosham. Over the summer an extension to our workshop was built and as of a couple of weeks’ ago, after decorating, we moved in. It is a bright and airy space, and we even have a window! Joking aside it is a clean and dust free zone that the whole team can enjoy at break-times and for meetings.

The photo shows of one side of the new design studio and office, showing meeting table and examples of our furniture including nest of tables and our clothes valet.

 

If you have visited our workshop before, you will know our old office was located upstairs on a mezzanine floor, a little tucked away at the back of the building. We now have a far more welcoming space for staff and visitors alike. We actively encourage our clients to visit our studio and workshop as far as practicable to witness their commissions coming to life, from initial ideas and sketches to finished furniture. Therefore, if you would like to discuss a commission with us, or pay us a visit, please give us a call on 01243 696606, or contact us to make an appointment.

 

Photo of our new circular meeting table showing our wavy Murano in-house veneers in ash and olive ash

 

Using our own in-house Murano veneers, we also recently designed and made a much-needed meeting table for the new office. Edward’s idea for the Murano veneer was originally inspired by a visit to the island of Murano, Venice. Venetian master craftsmen have been producing glassware for centuries, by floating layers of different coloured glass through one another to produce exquisite patterns.

The Murano Collection also stemmed from Edward’s interest and expertise in laminating, 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 joined together using contrasting tones of timber, resulting in sweeping lines and curves that engulf the furniture, bringing a soft, organic surface to the angular forms. The Murano veneers can be used and adapted for a wide range of furniture, see our Murano sideboard as a further example.