John & Louise Cropper 33

John & Louise Cropper 33

Hall table and mirror

Olive ash burr veneers with masur birch were used to create an ‘aged’ effect for this piece. The details below show the use of dyed veneers for the marquetry ivy that grows across the table top and face of the frame.

Table: 860 x 910 x 410mm / 34 x 36 x 16 in. Mirror: 915 x 610mm / 36 x 24 in.

John & Louise Cropper 33

"Constant attention to detail must be applied at every stage of the process, from the very first meeting with the client to the delivery of the piece. There is no opportunity for slackness at any stage."

John & Louise Cropper 33

Gordon Russell

Detail

John & Louise Cropper 33

Although trained as a furniture maker as well as a designer Gordon Russell now spend his time solely designing, drawing his inspiration, he tells me, from the sensuality of the female form...

Read More

John and Louise Cropper

John and Louise Cropper

As a husband and wife team, John and Louise Cropper have been making furniture for many years, but operating mainly as makers for other designers. Their craftsmanship is of the highest standard and highly respected in the trade. However, although still keeping a low profile and seldom exhibiting, they are now beginning to make an impact as designer-makers in their own right.

John and Louise Cropper

John and Louise Cropper

‘Shapes’ cabinet in burr veneers

Fourteen shaped units to store the usual requirements for the home office.

2030 x 1070 x 510mm / 80 x 42 x 20 in. ‘Jigsaw’ bookcase

A variety of interlocking pieces of wood. 1520 x 1000 x 350mm / 60 x 39 x 14 in.

Read More

Cato

Cato

"If you wolk into a room that hos a beautiful piece of furniture – you could say the same of a stunning work of art, even a superb rug, anything – there is definitely something that emanates from that which contributes to the atmosphere in the home."

Tony Portus

Cato

Seven years working in management for one of the early life-style retailers convinced Tony Portus that furniture could be better designed and made than that being imported. Thus motivated, he went to Parnham College, later setting up his own workshop in the early eighties. He feels that furniture should be more than an object, it should be a presence in the room. His objective is to instil a sense of peace and calm.

‘Elevata’

Shelving in maple and cast aluminium...

Read More

Ashley Cartwright

Ashley Cartwright

Bench for two

Chestnut with coloured metal structural elements. The wide arms are for resting drinks.

1650mm / 65 in.

Ashley Cartwright

Ashley Cartwright’s wide academic training, his international reputation as an advisor and adjudicator in design, and his vast experience at home and abroad in the field of furniture making and environmental design have placed his name at the forefront in publications, exhibitions and commissions for the past thirty years. Despite, or perhaps because of, his exceptional knowledge of his subject, his furniture is simple, based on an analysis of balance and form, virtually undecorated and constructed of plain home grown timbers, mostly made to commission, for clients who are heavily involved in the design and making process.

Ashley Cartwright

Ashley Cartwright

Seat

Ashley Cartwright

Long B...

Read More

Matthew Burt

Matthew Burt

7 am endlessly delighted and increasingly fascinated by the joy of selling beautifully made and enduring pieces of furniture to individuals"

Matthew Burt

Matthew Burt

Matthew Burt’s work is rooted in English country furniture, fertilised by the Shaker style and pruned by modernism. His overwhelming enthusiasm and pleasure in using wood appropriately, making fine furniture and creating beautiful objects that will become treasured family heirlooms, is only eclipsed by his determination to perform the daunting task of doing this for ordinary people at affordable prices.

Banner Wardrobe

Ripple sycamore and cedar with burr elm details.

2110 x 1520 x 690mm / 83 x 60 x 27 in.

Matthew Burt

‘Before You Go’ hallway organiser

Mirror with key cabinet to its side...

Read More