August 10, 2020
Lock-down has been very productive here. We have had lots of time to think, lots of time for R&D and we have been really happy to work both virtually and at a 2m distance in the garden at the Mill, with the incredible Katie Walker.
As those of you who have visited us will know, we have been experimenting with our leather system in all kinds of formats, including upholstery, but we have never been able to introduce a finished piece, until now.
Several months ago we got a call from Katie Walker, an award winning furniture designer, who was keen to see if we could upholster some of her pieces. Over the last few months we finally got some time to play with her Beam Bench. This piece was awarded The Furniture Makers’ Company, Bespoke Guild Mark no. 250.
Beam Bench is inspired by traditional cross-legged tables, blending Japanese style self-locking joints with curved legs. The lightness of its curves and the playfulness of the jointing are now further highlighted by our modular, rescued leather covering. The upholstery is held in place by removable stainless steel tubes making it easy to adapt or repair over time.
They are now available in our Homeware Collection.