1994 - NVQ1 Furniture and Joinery
1995 - Set Up 'Giraffe Designs'in London Small joinery business
1999 - Moved business to Devon, evolved from joinery to Furiture making, renaming Business - Sam Anderson Fine Furniture (SAFF)
2001 - Moved business to Yorkshire
2001 - Exhibition at Bolton Hall, North Yorkshire
2011 - Invited and accepted as member of The Worshipful Furniture Makers Association
2011 - Exhibiton in St James, London
2013 - Exhibited at The 21st Century Furniture Exhibition at The Millinery Works
2013 - Approached and accepted into the Northern Contemporary Furniture Makers
Distinctive, original and elegant, Sam Anderson Fine Furniture is furniture as art - to be admired today and forever.
I have always had an intense love affair with nature and all things natural - and none more so than with wood. Since I was a boy I have developed a great working knowledge of tree species and timber,enabling me to single out the best and most interesting materials for my furniture.
Furniture performs a function, but like art it ignites our aesthetic desires and reveals our personality and style. It is also part of our upbringing; a cherished heirloom, passed down from generation to generation; a legacy for the future.
I work mainly with only the finest English hardwoods and veneers together with sustainably sourced imported timber. Some clients chose to use their own tress in their commissions, milled and air dried by me; other materials, such as marble, granite, leather, laminate and precious metals are also often incorporated into my work.