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Making Furniture That’s Both Functional and Fascinating

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Members of NCFM are exhibiting at the Cube Gallery in Manchester from 15th to 25th May 2013.
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Leeds furniture company Dovetailors has won a national award recognizing excellence in customer service.

Spring Watch...
A monthly roundup of the latest projects and news from members of the Northern Contemporary Furniture Makers.

Pieces from Chris Tribe Furniture can now be purchased at the Manchester Art Gallery shop.

There has been a very obvious shift in recent years as we have moved from being a society where it is acceptable to throw out last year’s out-...

Yorkshire furniture designer and manufacturer Dovetailors will have its work for a Yorkshire cathedral featured in a TV documentary next week.

Chris Tribe Furniture recently launched a new website bringing together the two arms of the business; designing and making fine contemporary...

Any project that involves designing new furniture for an old building demands a sensitive approach, and this is particularly true when the...

NCFM member Suzanne Hodgson has received a special commendation from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers(WCFM) at this year’s Celebration...

After almost 9 years trading as Tragen Design, it seemed like the right time to rebrand to David Tragen.

Following a successful collaboration in 2011 on the Circles and Stripes sideboard, NCFM members Chris Tribe and Christine Meyer-Eaglestone have...

Making Furniture That’s Both Functional and Fascinating

Designer Ron Arad recently opened an exhibition in Israel that takes functional objects such as cars and renders them useless with the intention of creating an intriguing work of art.

Arad’s “In Reverse” exhibition is intended to illustrate the shift from the physical to the digital in reverse and by showing us the opposite of what designer makers like us strive to achieve he highlights just how far we have managed to evolve the process of design to deliver outstandingly beautiful objects that also meet our functional needs.

In our everyday lives we regularly experience the impact of new technology on our connection with the physical world and recognise its ability to increase the usefulness of an object.

In our own furniture making work we frequently use technology to stretch the boundaries of design and create styles of furniture that would never have been possible using traditional techniques. By doing so we achieve dramatic and beautiful results and successfully create furniture that not only serves the functional purpose for which it was intended but also makes a fascinating style statement.

If you have a furniture project you’d like to discuss with us call us on 01943 880 417 email or visit



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