I grew up in the Cumbrian coastal village of Rampside, close to the town of Barrow-in-Furness. After enjoying woodwork and winning a local competition in furniture design at school in Barrow, I wentto Salford University to study Analytical Chemistry in the mid nineties. I rekindled my interest in furniture making by studying the Handcrafted Furniture City and Guilds course at The City of Bristol College when I moved here in 2000.
Zoe Wilkins, well-known fitted furniture designer has teamed up with two local joinery workshops to develop an inspiring array of solutions for your home. Together they are Truly Bespoke, tailoringfurniture to meet your needs and your personality. We are not governed by standard sizes as we make every element at our workshops near Keynsham. If you can draw it we can make it. Our job is to take your brief and present to you the ideal solution.
After studying architecture and furniture design in London Jonathan, quite by chance, was asked to make some shop fittings for a rapidly expanding jewellery retail company. This in turn led to morecommissions and quite soon Jonathan Lear Furniture was founded. This was 16 years ago and today Jonathan runs his workshop in the heart of the Chew Valley, just outside of Bristol. We now make all types of free standing and built-in furniture, working mainly in hardwoods.
Nick Butler, the founder of Newleaf Furniture, followed his grandfather into the world of wood working and loves nothing more than the feel and smell of working in a cabinet making workshop. Hegraduated from the Peter Sefton School of Cabinet Making, near Malvern. Nick believes that the time he spent training was one of the most enjoyable periods of his life, due to the quality and breadth of the training provide by Peter Sefton.
Matthew Smith Furniture specializes in high quality projects for the general public, private firms, schools, colleges, museums, cathedrals and churches. We base our work in and around Bristol, London,the Cotswolds and further afield. We specialize in bespoke kitchens (both contemporary and traditional), home offices, all domestic furniture, corporate work, office furniture and can manage large projects as well as individual pieces of furniture.
We are the only retailer in the UK where you really can specify your exact dimensions for such a wide range of products, including all of our furniture and all of our luxurious organic mattresses. Wecan also customise pieces to your own, bespoke configurations, such as adding extra drawers/glazing/shelves/doors/etc, etc.
We import direct from specially selected sources in China and Vietnam to our own warehouse thus cutting out any expensive middle men. This enables us to keep our prices as low as possible for ourcustomers. We sell direct to the public as well as wholesale and to the trade.
On arrival at our store in Nailsea, we like to make every one feel welcome whether you are looking to purchase a gift or a room full of furniture. Choosing the right furniture can require time,thought and planning and our friendly & experienced staff have been trained to provide expert advice to help you with your selection. We are always looking for new ideas and styles for the modern and traditional home, so our displays in the shop are regularly changing.
Nick Crossling is a Bristol based furniture maker creating traditionally constructed, well designed furniture. He has been running a successful small business, working with clients in Bristol, Bathand London since 2004. Central to Nick's approach is to fully understand your requirements in terms of both function and form, so he can best achieve what you envisage, whether a you already have a clear idea or whether you need some inspiration on how to best use the space in your home.
We have been a retailer for over 25 years supplying the local market - We now want to become more visible. The main purpose for this site is to show products which we have on display & for sale whichare classed as Ex Display items. These items may have some slight.