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...

Hush Hush no more. Duhrer to JLP.

Hush Hush no more. Duhrer to JLP.

After two busy years, I'm delighted to announce that my Duhrer range of furniture is now in John Lewis stores and featured in their Autumn Winter 2016 catalogue as part of their Scandi collection. These images are models own and...

Brighton Design Masters at Futon Co. Viewing.

Brighton Design Masters at Futon Co. Viewing.

Some of the Brighton contingent of the International group of Design masters at Futon Co are celebrating the Brighton Festival with a new display in the Brighton Futon Co shop at 51-52 Preston St, during May. I'm delighted to be displaying my new Duhrer Desk, and...

Fiftyfifth. Variety the spice of life…

Fiftyfifth. Variety the spice of life…

Its the first week, of my 55th year. I should wait till my 57th to talk about variety, but just in case I forget, as the Fire Hydrant Men featuring the Fabulous Fezettes* once sang: If You Can Do It, Do It Now! As a treat, on my birthday Saturday, I was allowed back...

Brighton Festival Open House, 31 Preston Park Avenue, Fiveways trail

Brighton Festival Open House, 31 Preston Park Avenue, Fiveways trail

Here's a workshop snap of my latest 'Chest of Duhrer'. The leg frame reminds me of the great woodcutter's signature. Just finished in time to show in the Brighton Festival at Lindy Craig Hall's glorious open house. I'm not listed but Lindy generously squeezed my into...