The Scottish Furniture Makers Association showcases the beauty and diversity of furniture being designed and made in Scotland today
Interview - Jonathan Rose
How would you describe the style of your work?
I am drawn to make pieces that find a place in my home.
I grew up in the 60’s when the new clean post utility fashion was strong, made with the increasingly sophisticated machine tools of the time, which reduced the repetitive, but skilled work of the 19th century.
Well made furniture lasts a long time and the 60’s saw a refresh of the 19th century idiom. The Scandinavian aesthetic became king and still sits up there. I love mid century lines, and use them when designin...
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Local wood local maker - Tom Cooper
I told them all about The Local Woods for Local Makers Project, and how Dutch elm diseased trees from The Meadows in Edinburgh were being given a new life in the form of beautiful hand crafted furniture. They were immediately enthused about the idea, and were very keen to have the lectern produced using timber from these magnificent trees.
I set too preparing a series of design sketches to present to the College of Surgeon’s office bearers, which were then discussed and deliberated over, which for me was an interesting experience of ...Read Article About membership
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