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I’m London-based and all my furniture is designed and made by me out of wood and other materials.

I like things that are elegant but do not take themselves too seriously. Playful yet simple with a utility and have a familiarity.  Where I can, I bring aspects or features of proven design into the present. Original ideas for furniture and products which might incorporate or riff off things that already exist as everyday objects.


(the ‘Mary’)

Was a spirited woman who travelled the world collecting furniture, clothes and experiences along the way.  I met her in France. By then an old and tenacious woman, I looked after her, listened to her stories and recounted them to my friends. Her house told the story of her life. The furniture gathered from her travels, uniquely familiar and timeless. Her style had a simple playful elegance, it spoke of quality and character. When Mary died she left me some of her things. I wore her clothes and walked in her shoes. Everyone asked me “where did you get that? Its beautiful”. My reply, “It’s dead Mary’s”.