Andrew Carpenter Design (ACD) are designer makers of high quality unique timeless furniture. Andrew originally trained as a yacht and boat builder in Falmouth, Cornwall before working for highly respected boatbuilders on the south coast of Devon, making state of the art wooden racing dinghies and high tech racing yachts. The transition from boats to furniture started in the mid 1980's after seeing early furniture designs by Phillip Starck at Mary Fox Linton in London. Inspired to learn more about furniture he studied a furniture degree at Ravensbourne before working as a furniture designer in London.
Andrew started producing his own furniture in 2001 and now every piece of furniture is handmade in their rural Essex workshop. They are constructed using a mix of techniques borrowed from wooden yacht construction and time honoured furniture making. All the materials start off as raw materials and are carefully chosen for their visual appearance, strength and tactile qualities. The designs reflect Andrews maritime heritage with the structure of the designs being visually bold, yet retaining a pared down aesthetic.
ACD use natural honest materials such as wood, leather, wool, linoleum and linen to create a tactile quality which makes you feel good and will wear gracefully. The majority of the furniture is available in bespoke sizes and timbers finished to suit your interior. Please call to discuss your requirements.
Handmade furniture, made in England using the best quality materials to create furniture that has character, is made for longevity and has fine attention to detail.
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