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
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).
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).