Saturday, 16 October 2010

Rippled Maple Chair now on display!

First exhibited at the Robinson House Studio launch party, this beautiful chair is currently on display alongside furniture created by other top designer-makers of the country at Langton Green Gallery, Tunbridge Wells.

Beautiful curves and elegant lines compliment the rippled maple timber that has been used to construct this piece.  Designed and created to be pleasing to the eye with an appeal for all, its soft curves - rather than the usual square lines of a standard modern chair - set this piece apart from the rest. 


Traditionally upholstered using webbing and finished in blue linen, it not only looks modern and contemporary – it is wonderfully springy and comfortable too! 




This chair is available either as a single piece or can be commissioned in multiple sets .
If you are interested in seeing my chair close-up, visit Langton Green Gallery, Tunbridge Wells and......... take a seat!


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Robinson House Studio Launch Party

The weekend of 17-18th September saw the launch of the new Robinson House Studio based in Newhaven, East Sussex.  The studio was originally the local printers, 'Bridge Press' - it was empty and run down for three years before Marc Fish and his team put in a lot of hard work to make it the place that you see today.  The launch party was the perfect opportunity to showcase the work of designer-makers, students, local artist and photographers.
 
 The studio is a great creative environment for all of us - some have trained with the likes of John Makepeace/Parnham College and David Savage.  The studio is also home to courses in furniture design and making with Marc Fish - providing a creative environment for students to learn and develop.  Marc Fish had his latest Guild Mark award piece 'Le Orchidee' on display - this beautiful desk continues to receive rave reviews.

The launch party was a great success and received plenty of visitors. It was a fantastic opportunity for all of us who have bench spaces at the studio to showcase our current creations 'Interpretation' - cabinet within a stand received a fantastic response chrisfunnell.co.uk
 
 A fellow bench-spacer and exhibitor, Alvaro Rodriguez was displaying his 'Dream-Weaver' bed - a new sleeping concept made entirely of natural products without the use of metal creating a healthier sleeping space - it was tried out by plenty of visitors! 

We're all looking forward to future exhibitions at the Studio and sharing the creative atmosphere - further information when announced will be shown here.  We look forward to seeing you!  Visits by appointment are always welcome - contact me here chrisfunnell.co.uk