I create furniture that is both useful and beautiful
My desire to become a furniture maker began in Berlin in the 1980’s. A work placement in an office as part of a German degree had delivered me to this amazing city where I was soon caught up in the possibilities that Berlin afforded young people. Respect for craftsmanship and the guilds were still very much alive and there were great opportunities for women to learn a trade so I quickly turned my back on the office and became apprenticed for 3 years to master joiner and cabinet-maker Andreas Brueggener. I remained in Berlin a further 4 years honing my skills alongside some brilliant craftsmen as the city went into transformation.
I made my way back to the UK in the mid 90’s when I was offered a position in London making bespoke furniture with Clive Howdle of Marylebone High Street. This lasted three years before I decided to strike out on my own producing a wide range of bespoke furniture commissions for private clients, interior designers and architects.
30 years in and my love of furniture design and making remains undiminished. My early affinity for Bauhaus style and Japanese joinery forged in Berlin has evolved over the years. Each commission is unique and throws up new challenges demanding individual attention and detailing. I enjoy working closely with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes for their furniture projects.
I work sustainably which to my mind means minimising waste and designing and making furniture of enduring quality. I work in a wide range of materials including North American and European hardwoods and reclaimed timbers. My commissions take me all over London and beyond; my workshop is located in Walthamstow.