bespoke knole sofa

Bespoke Knole Sofa

Showcasing all the merits of bespoke, handmade upholstery, our latest Knole sofa is a sight to behold.

We have designed and made this knole as a fusion of traditional and contemporary. With brand new ribbed velvet fabric, revealing subtle orange between a wash of rich grey.

Walnut Demilune Drawer

Demilune Twins

Will Hall

For us, the demilune is a jewel of the furniture world. Its petite proportions and functional simplicity demand high expectations for detail.

The demilune console table is named so because it is the shape of a crescent half moon. First popular in the 18th Century, the demilune is a versatile piece, ideal for complimenting other interior furniture and decor and perfect for smaller spaces, such as hallways. Inspired by the forms of the historic originals, our designs give an air of timeless simplicity and great refinement.

 

Burr Walnut Demilune

Both these pieces represent the skill of their craftsmanship, with curved rails and drawer, shaped from solid timber. The drawer is exceptionally put together with traditional, hand cut dovetails.

The edges are framed with darker walnut beading and handle, inset, spilling out of the front and continuing the flow of the piece.

The handle harks back to Peter Hall’s original designs and has been enhanced with an inlaid line of boxwood. This white line also adds definition to the top.

Swirling, burr walnut veneer is used for the top of this piece. Each segment is book matched and cut to fit seamlessly with the next, to give a beautiful mirrored pattern

One dark, the other light. Twins, but in reflection.

 

Ripple Olive Ash Demilune

 

This twin demilune is made with ripple olive ash. The legs and top particularly, seem to shimmer like silk.

Here, rosewood forms the distinctive, dark detailing that sets off the different elements. Again the inlaid line of the drawer front, flows through the handle and adds that little extra impact to the top.

Both of these are available now and can be viewed in our Showroom in Staveley.

For more details, please do enquire.

Conch

Conch

Will Hall

With this piece, Conch, planned in advance – the wood alone was left for over a year to dry – we wanted to record the process of creating a sculptural form from start to finish.

This commission started with a large and very heavy piece of Robinia wood that had been growing in our clients garden and had been felled. This piece had been kept to be made into something special and so had been given to us.

After some thought of what to do with the piece and considering its overall form, we felt its organic nature leant itself to that of a shell. Using pictures, we planned out the design with drawings.

 

The very long process of carefully carving, hollowing and shaping the shell from the lump of wood is sped up. Enjoy the transformation.

Here is the result.

Find out more about our Woodturning Workshop

Nest of Tables

Nest of Tables

Will Hall

We were pleased to be asked to design a nest of tables to replace a set of veneered mahogany tables that our customers already owned. After some discussion, we gained the insight that these tables were regularly used and moved from their ‘home’ postion to be used around their living room space. After consideration of wood choices and understanding their style choices, we set to coming up with ideas. We were most inspired by the concept of motion; the transfer of each table from A to B, shifting the furniture, changing the living space to suit the situation. We wanted to focus on this interaction in our design process.