37 INTO THE WOODS

Bri­tish de­sign­ers have al­ways had an affin­ity with wood, cre­at­ing pieces that heighten its nat­u­ral beauty. Here, we pick the five tim­ber-lov­ing brands to watch right now

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AN­OTHER COUN­TRY

This brand has once again teamed up with de­signer David Ir­win, who took in­spi­ra­tion from the life and times of Thomas Hardy for his cur­va­ceous ‘Hardy’ range. Arm­chair (right), £595 (an­oth­er­coun­try.com).

OUT OF THE WOOD­WORK

Bris­tol-based Alex Fit­ter and Louis East­man are known for their hand­crafted de­signs for bars and restau­rants. ‘Birch’ is the duo’s first home fur­ni­ture range (me­dia unit, left, £675). Each piece can be cus­tomised with fronts, han­dles and legs. Avail­able Septem­ber (ootw.co).

SE­BAS­TIAN COX

Based in east Lon­don, Cox fo­cuses on us­ing Bri­tish woods down to the last of­f­cut – he does much of his own milling, too. This new con­sole ta­ble (right) has a top made out of English chest­nut shakes. £11,250 (se­bas­tian­cox.co.uk).

JOINED + JOINTED

Helmed by Sa­muel Chan, this col­lec­tive works with crafts­peo­ple at its Shrop­shire work­shop to pro­duce charm­ing pieces such as Si­mon Pen­gelly’s new Arts & Crafts-in­spired ‘Tal­land’ cab­i­net (left). £295 ( joinedand­jointed.com).

KENT & LON­DON

Bri­tish hard­woods are a fo­cus for this Whit­stable-, Kent- and Lon­don-based fur­ni­ture brand. Its tres­tle-like ‘Luca’ leg can be added to any of its ta­bles (cof­fee ta­ble, above, £530) and painted a range of shades ( ken­tand­lon­don.co.uk).

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