Design: Ben Fowler
Drawing its character from a combed chamfer detail, this collection uses an extremely strong and expressive chamfered comb joint. Made using angled cutters to produce an elegant slim tapered leg detail at each corner.
The 6–8 seat dining table has Ben’s innovative “spring leaf” mechanism, allowing the central leaf to simply pop up from the middle of the table once the outer leaves have been opened.
L 500 W 600 H 800 mm
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L 1200 W 380 H 450 mm
L 1604 W 404 H 600 mm
L 1600 W 500 H 600 mm
L 900 W 500 H 1218 mm
L 1500 W 740 H 770 mm
The versatile tallboard cabinet can be used as a traditional writing desk/bureau, drinks cabinet or sideboard.
Chamfer leg joint
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. Ben has, over the last 30 years, designed very successful ranges for Marks & Spencer, Willis & Gambier, Ercol and The Futon Company.
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 as an eye catching component whether in hall stands, clock surrounds, chairs or tables.
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.