ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Style News -

The most for­tu­nate of London’s ‘fallen gi­ants’ – city trees that ar­borists de­cide re­quire felling – make their way into the hands of cab­i­net­maker Jonty Hampson, who founded con­tem­po­rary car­pen­try brand Hampson Woods in 2010. Its chop­ping boards, now stocked by the likes of Fort­num & Ma­son and John Lewis, ought to be high on any wood-lover’s wish­list. Hampson can be com­mis­sioned to make be­spoke fur­ni­ture, as well as selling smaller items off the peg from his web­site, such as por­ridge spoons ( be­low; £14.50 each) and tealight hold­ers. Serv­ing boards ( be­low; from £40 each) are made in sy­camore or ash – Hampson’s favourite wood to work with thanks to its ‘ but­tery’ tex­ture. The brand’s tac­tile pieces are de­signed by Hampson’s busi­ness part­ner and friend Sascha Graven­stein – a fine artist and prod­uct de­signer – then hand­carved and fin­ished in the duo’s Hack­ney work­shop. What’s next? ‘I’m re­turn­ing to my roots,’ Hampson says. ‘Set­ting up a new stu­dio in an old barn in the Lake Dis­trict.’ Watch this space (hamp­son­

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