Wales and Wales are furniture designers with over 30 years experience. They have gained an enviable reputation, with their work acquired by national collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Crafts Council.
Their work is characterized by a robust, unelaborated elegance rooted in a pragmatic understanding of materials and processes. Wales & Wales bring to their work a particular sense of visual personality, yet thrive on the disciplines required by client, market, product type, materials, technology and the other constraints that define a brief.
Charlie Whinney of Charlie Whinney Associates specialises in the art of steam-bending wood to create beautiful, sculptural work.
Projects this year include the kinetic ‘Dance of the Forest’ for the new Renaissance Hotel in Washington DC, ‘Vine’, a 4-storey high sculpture/banister for a private house in London, and most recently ‘Journey’, a large scale metal and wood public artwork for High Storrs School in Sheffield, UK, which runs 60m through the interior of the building.
Past projects have included an installation at Harvey Nichols store in Knightsbridge and next year he will start a piece for the Eden Project, Devon.
Richard Williams and his team design and make bespoke furniture for private clients, in association with architects, interior and yacht designers. The work varies in nature and detail according to client’s requirements.
Richard is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, and also designs furniture on a freelance basis for production.
He is an award winning designer whose acheivements include the Claxton Stevens award for best Guild Marked piece of 1996.