Our furniture is hand made in our studio-workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland. This means that at each stage of the process, from selecting timber to the final sanding and oiling, great care and attention are taken to ensure the highest possible levels of beauty, durability and functionality. Wood is a natural material that continues to move and “breathe”. It expands and contracts with changing moisture levels and the rate of movement differs depending on the way the tree has been cut and prepared. We are using traditional craft techniques and jointing techniques developed over centuries to cope with this movement. Angus Ross has been designing and working with wood for over twenty five years and Senior Maker Steven Gray has worked with us for over fifteen years. We combine these traditional woodworking skills with thoughtful design and the latest technology which allows us to achieve gorgeous flowing sinuous forms. We are constantly developing and experimenting our craft and our furniture has been showcased at the most prestigious international exhibitions including: COLLECT Saatchi Gallery London; SOFA Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Chicago; Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; and Origin and Makers of the Exceptional at Somerset House, London. We have been nominated four years for TRADA UK Wood Awards for best and most innovative new furniture design.
Our workshop specialises in steam-bending which is a truly ancient art and examples have been found in Eygptian tombs and Viking boats. Steam can soften the glue between wood fibres in a few species of tree and several of our native trees. This provides a window of one or two minutes when the wood can be coaxed and pushed and pulled into place. It is exciting, physically demanding and unpredictable. You can see steam-bending in the workshop in our Film.