John Weaver, with fellow friends and furniture-makers established Scott Workshops, in Brighton, over 25 years ago.  In 2017 Scott Workshops Ltd acquired the freehold of a 10,000ft mid century premises in Newhaven, along the coast. This now offers a fully equipped workshop and benchspace to many Brighton furniture makers.  Collaborating with these makers, John Weaver Ltd offers custom-made furniture and architectural joinery to both its commercial and private clients.

Bespoke kitchens and bedroom storage are the mainstay of Johns’ private work. With over 30 years of experience, the most appropriate use of space can usually be resolved.

As a designer, drawing on mid century modern influences,  John is continually developing furniture pieces for small batch to mass production. Of these the Soft Mod is now available with The Futon Company.

In collaboration with Marque Furniture, also of Scott Workshops,  John developed his original Chest of Duhrer into a leading furniture range for John Lewis and Partners.

Orb bed. An Ash tree’s journey. Part one.

Orb bed. An Ash tree’s journey. Part one.

This time last year on a crisp Autumn day I was revisiting a favourite spot on the South Downs Way, the timber yard, mills and kilns of English Woodlands timber, near Midhurst. It had been some years since my last visit (the last pic) to select native Ash for the...

Southside Johnny…

Southside Johnny…

17 years ago I installed our first reception desk for TUC Congress House in Great Russell Street. Last week we finished our fifth. This time, as part of the Southside refurbishment at Congress House designed by Hugh Broughton Architects. Our brief extended to all the...

Design Guild Mark shortlisting

Design Guild Mark shortlisting

John Lewis. Duhrer Range I had the pleasure this week of being invited by the Furniture Makers' Company to give a short presentatation to the panel of judges for the Design Guild Mark, for which my Duhrer small sideboard for John Lewis, had been shortlisted. The venue...

Stirling prize winner sparks nostalgia trip.

Stirling prize winner sparks nostalgia trip.

This years RIBA Stirling Prize Winner for the best building of the year was Caruso St John's Newport Street Gallery. Adam Caruso and Peter St John's practice were also nominated in 2006 for Brick House and in 2000 for the New Art Gallery Walsall. Back in 1987 I had...

Best ever moving reception desk video ever!

Best ever moving reception desk video ever!

Earlier in 2016 I spent some time on site in the fantastic setting of Henry Moore's home and adjoining visitor centre at Perry Green, Hertfordshire. We supplied various bespoke items for the archive and visitor centre refurbishment by Hugh Broughton Architects, ready...

Workshop in the making