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Grown, designed and made in London

I design and make bespoke furniture using timber from London trees.

It is increasingly hard to discern the connection between the products we buy, and how and where they were made. My furniture is made with local material, designed and built in my London workshop.

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Furniture With Provenance

Sourcing my material locally means I can trace a piece back to the street or park where the tree stood. This gives my work a distinctive provenance, and instills it with a narrative of the material’s journey.

Understanding the material’s origin helps to reveal the connection between the process and the finished piece, adding deeper interest to an interior with furniture of singular provenance and a compelling story.

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Sustainability

Trees have a natural life; I seek out those felled due to illness, age or weather, and give them new life.

I take pride in saving this wonderful resource from being chipped, creating fine objects that will last generations.

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Celebrating British Timber

Where it is not possible to source locally, I use only certified British timber from trusted suppliers.

I do not use tropical or exotic species as I believe that native species offer more than enough beauty and practicality. I also strive to minimise my environmental impact, so I don’t use imported timber of uncertain provenance.

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My Design Ethos

I’m drawn to modernist proportions, and favour clean, simple designs. I aim to create compelling designs based on harmonious proportions and restrained use of materials. An understated form also allows the material to shine, which is important when dealing with character timbers.

My furniture is designed to be quietly but undeniably elegant. I aim for my work to sit seamlessly in your home, yet to command attention in its details.

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Robert Brain

Combining my background as a Philosophy graduate with over a decade’s experience in the luxury interiors market, I bring a meticulous and thoughtful approach to the design and construction of each piece.