Handmade furniture created with character, longevity and fine attention to detail.
Copyright 2015: Carpenter & Carpenter Limited
Andrew Carpenter Design (ACD) are designer makers of high quality contemporary luxury 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 he studied Three Dimensional Design 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 Essex workshop. They are constructed using a mix of techniques borrowed from wooden yacht construction and time honoured furniture making. 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 furniture is sold direct to the buyer thereby avoiding the huge additional charges that shops and web based companies apply. The result of this means that you receive the best possible price and also help to reduce unnecessary shipping or air miles with the distribution of the product.
The majority of the furniture is available in bespoke sizes and timbers finished to suit your interior design project. Please call to discuss your requirements.