With a respectful irreverence for tradition, I design and make original, award winning, beautiful and bold fine furniture from my studio workshop in Wiltshire. I work closely with clients to create individual and special commissions just for them, as well as making one-off and limited edition designs for galleries and exhibitions.
My work reconciles contemporary design with a timeless aesthetic by combining functionality, innovation and artful craftsmanship. It’s important to me that each piece is designed and made to the highest quality, and will continue to be functional and beautiful for many decades to come.
I create vibrant, sculptural forms by balancing the creativity of inspiration with the problem solving of the design process. I'm inspired by nature and the human environment, and where appropriate, my designs bring the outside inside and explore the contrast between the natural and the made object.
After the conception of the idea, followed by the design process, I enjoy the stages of revealing, enhancing and preserving the inherent natural beauty of the mainly native timber I carefully select. I enjoy the day to day processes of selecting, planing, more selecting and planing, cutting, steaming, shaping, gluing, sanding and finally to protect and make the piece sing, applying the finish. Whether that’s oil, wax or a more durable lacquer, it’s always a pleasurable moment to see the colours deepen and the natural figuring augmented and amplified.
It's seeing this beautiful, diverse, natural material made into the finished designed furniture that feeds my passion.
I established Radiance Furniture Design in early 2012 after spending many years learning and honing my skills and my chisels, in Britain and abroad. I enjoy people’s reactions to my work, especially when they’re drawn to touch and stroke it, and feel that the woods tactile nature is an integral part of what makes it the perfect material with which to create unique, beautiful, and timeless furniture.
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