Rupert Williamson

Rupert Williamson

Despite having a natural ability in the craft of furniture making, Rupert Williamson began his career using any other material except timber, rejecting wood because of its association with the brown colour of old furniture. Yet the inherent quality of j* wood to be manipulated appealed to him. Now he likes to use contrasting timbers such as maple and walnut which retain their colours and contrast strongly, emphasising form and structure. Spending less and less time at the bench, Rupert enjoys the challenge of designing furniture which reflects not only the client’s interest and the brief, but combines, in a more abstract form, the geometry of man – made objects with the organic asymmetiy of nature.

Rupert Williamson

Rupert Williamson

Rupert Williamson

Dining table and six chairs

Sycamore and walnut with a bronze structure.

Table: 1500mm diameter / 60 in.

Rupert Williamson

Side table

Rosewood, inlaid with boxwood. 800 x 500 x 500mm 31 x 20 x 20 in.

Desk chair (left) Sycamore. 880mm high / 35 in.

Rupert Williamson

Rupert Williamson

Sofa table (far right) Black burr walnut and burr ash.

900 X 1700 X 400mm 35 x 67 x 16 in.

Rupert Williamson

Side table

Storm damaged Osage orange wood from Royal Botanical Gardens.

900 x 1800 x 400mm 35 x 71 x 16 in.

Dining table and ten chairs

Sycamore and walnut. 1200 x 1500mm / 87 x 59 in.

Rupert Williamson

Rupert WilliamsonDining table

Maple with stained brackets

1200 x 1200mm /47×47 in.

Anniversary table

Laminated maple with stained legs piercing the top.

6000 x 1200mm /19 ft 8 in. x 4 ft.

Room light and paper bin

Sycamore and rosewood. 2800mm tall /110 in.

Rupert Williamson

Rupert Williamson

‘Rock’ chest with twelve drawers

Variety ot ten woods. 900 x 1800 x 600mm 35 x 71 x 24 in.

Rupert Williamson

‘Rock’ cupboard

Variety of woods. 600 x 800 x 600mm 24×31.5×24 in.

Rupert Williamson

Desk chair

Bog oak and sycamore with leather seat.

Asymmetrical chair

Rupert Williamson

Rupert Williamson

Jewellery cabinet

Rosewood and sycamore.

1400 x 800 x 400mm / 55 x 31.5 x 16 in. (Silver enamel inlays by Jane Short)

Book table

Sycamore and walnut.

750 x 1200x 1200 mm 29.5 x 47 x 47 in.

Sideboard

Macassar ebony inlaid with silver. 900 x 1800 x 400mm / 35 x 71 x 16 in.

Sycamore and redwood burr. This piece is a culmination of Rupert’s interest in designing chairs from classical formats with organic imagery. It has no flat planes or right angles and is made of laminated components bolted on to the seat. The chair has been the ideal object for him to use asymmetrical forms, and with a relaxed functional seating position it becomes a three dimensional sculptural expression. 880mm high / 35 in.

Rupert Williamson

Rupert Williamson

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