Trained under the Bauhaus ethos at Leeds Polytechnic, then at the Royal College of Art and earlier by his Father, an Ercol designer. Ben’s approach is driven by honest clean lines, unfussy functionality and classic joinery.
After graduating he spent two years boatbuilding where he met Andrew Brace at the yard. Together they started making modern wooden furniture in a tiny workshop in Lewes.
The workshop has grown, moving five times and still flourishes in Sussex.
Chamfer leg joint detail
Design: John Weaver
Once a common detail of British classical furniture John has re-imagined the ball foot for the 21st century. As a practical and uplifting decorative motif, the ball was recognized by mid century designers Charles Eames, George Nelson and Earnest Race as an eye catching component.
Design: Simon Pengelly
Lean as its name suggests, riffs on the idea of a raked leg. Simon has taken this classic idea, to its natural conclusion by making a series of products which are entirely defined by the angle of the leg. The end grain runs throughout the tops, tying everything together beautifully.