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Kingsland Table

The Kingsland Dining Table was designed and made during the first Covid-19 lockdown initially for Gareth’s own family. During an intense period of isolation, this unique piece of furniture is a very personal project for Gareth. Pared back to the very minimum, the table celebrates simplicity and purity of form. The design is honest, allowing the craftsmanship to shine through in the highly executed joint details. An elegant ten-seater, made with family activity and communal dining in mind. This exclusive piece would match well with our other designs such as the Brodgar dining and occasional chairs.

To enquire or to discuss bespoke commissions please contact us or head to The New Craftsmen to make an order.

Material: Pale English Ash (other materials are available on request)
Dimensions: Height: 74cm, Length: 264cm, Width: 80cm

The Kingsland table frame combined with a recycled school tabletop in Gareth’s home

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Stitched Sideboard

Photo by Harry Crowder

The Stitched Sideboard is a collaboration between embroidery and braiding specialist Aimee Betts and furniture designer-maker Gareth Neal. Commissioned by The New Craftsmen and exclusively handmade by luxury cabinet makers, Lydiates in Herefordshire. The cabinet embodies craftsmanship and the sensitive approach to collaboration between two highly skilled craftspeople.

The Stitched Sideboard is a four-door sideboard made with hand-braided front and side panels using a combination of tonal coloured cords. The finely spaced stitchwork holds the individually milled slats in position and allows for the structure of the woodwork to deliberately be seen, both internally and externally whilst the considered cabinetry in solid Ash provides the perfect framework for the intricate needlework. The sideboard has two internal shelves that reference traditional haberdashery display cabinets and the doors are finished with luxury brass hardware and hand-milled brass handles.

The stitching, reminiscent of rows of wishbones, has been meticulously hand-braided by Aimee, using a combination of leather, hemp and waxed cotton cords, to a distinctive Ash panel frame. The doors and side panels are specifically designed to incorporate Aimee’s stitching techniques – each of the dowels and batons are cut to size by hand and held in place by the cords.

For enquires, specifications and bespoke options please visit The New Craftsmen.

 

 

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Brodgar Collection

The Brodgar Collection is the product of a collaboration between The New Craftsmen, Gareth Neal, and traditional Orkney chair maker Kevin Gauld. Gareth recently travelled back to Orkney in Scotland to develop the products with Kevin, resulting in a contemporary twist on the iconic Orkney designs. It can be made with or without the traditional drawer that is fitted underneath.

LOUNGE CHAIR 

Oak, Straw

Height: 88cm, Length: 55cm, Width: 72cm


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OCCASIONAL CHAIR 

Oak, Straw

Height: 81cm, Width: 61cm, Depth: 56cm


DINING CHAIR 

Oak, Straw

Height: 84cm, Length: 44cm, Width: 50cm


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Bench

Oak, Straw

Width: 104cm , Depth: 46cm, Height: 75cm


                                    

SIDE TABLE

Oak, Straw

Height: 56cm Width: 46cm


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Warming Cabinet

Oak, Straw

Width: 136cm, Depth: 38cm, Height: 146cm

All images ©The New Craftsmen

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Creepie

The Creepie is the product of a collaboration between The New Craftsmen and Gareth Neal. Gareth recently travelled back to Orkney in Scotland to develop new products, resulting in a contemporary twist on the iconic Orkney designs.

CREEPIE 

Oak

Height: 32cm, Length: 30cm, Width: 64cm

All images ©The New Craftsmen

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Hamylin Chair

 

The Hamylin Chair

Oak, with oak-bark tanned leather cured in Britain’s last remaining oak-bark tannery

 

DIMENSIONS
Width: 60cm / 23.62 inches
Depth: 57cm / 22.44 inches
Height: 74cm / 29.13 inches

 

This leatherback chair was designed in collaboration with Bill Amberg Studio. The single piece of shoe sole leather suspended between the arms of the chair is from the last tannery in the UK still using natural dies. The rich colour of the back of this chair is coloured using the tannins of Oak bark and was originally designed to accompany a bespoke dining table for an exhibition at Chatsworth House.
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Ease Chair

The Ease Chair

 

Heal’s, the renowned British furniture store have been successfully hosting a Bodging Project that brings together makers and designers for almost a decade. In 2014, Gareth Neal and five furniture designers (Chris Eckersley, William Warren, Sarah Kay, Carl Clerkin and Koji Katsuragi) joined forces in the Tottenham Court Road shop window of Heal’s for a week of creative exploration. In a race against time, and each other, using a range of offcuts from Ercol and Sitting Firm, we set about crafting beautiful objects. Press and customers were invited to vote for their favourite design and we are pleased to have won! Out of this collaborative workshop environment came the beautifully crafted Ease Chair, who’s simple lines and stylish slung leather back are a great addition to the contemporary furniture world.

 

The Ease Chair, handcrafted in Italy, features a leather hide seat which is finished with a process known as vegetable tanning – a tradition of Tuscan tanneries.
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Folk and SCP

Folk and SCP

3 Seater Sofa, 2 Seater Sofa and Armchair, available at SCP in multiple remnant fabrics 100% cotton canvas and 100% wool colour combinations.

 

DIMENSIONS
Length:  220cm or 160cm or 91cm / 87 inches or 63 inches or 36 inches
Depth: 80cm/ 31.5 inches
Height: 78cm / 30.7 inches

 

The project brought together Gareth and two British companies with a reputation for understated elegance, high-quality manufacturing and idiosyncratic style. This collaboration sought to explore the possibilities and limitations of cyclic manufacturing, the potential of sharing materials, and the need for greater permanence in what we produce. Born from a conversation between Folk founder Cathal, and Gareth about utilising the excess fabric that is a natural part of the production of clothes. They approached Sheridan Coakley, the founder of SCP, with a specialist upholstery factory in Norfolk to discuss the idea.
The result is a furniture collection designed by Gareth fully upholstered in remnant Folk fabric. Further exploring enduring design principles Folk specially designed a multipurpose removable bag, using surplus leather from SCP’s factory. Inspired by visits to the factory, and completing the collaboration Folk produced a collection of trousers reinterpreting the classic upholster trouser cut. The collection is available to purchase at SCP and Folk.
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Willow Chair

Willow

Willow; Ash

 

DIMENSIONS
Width: 61cm / 24.02 inches
Depth: 56cm / 22.05 inches
Height: 77cm / 30.31 inches

 

The traditional materials of the English country crafts have continually inspired my practice due to their intrinsically beautiful qualities but also their environmental credentials. Willows tacit qualities are hard to resist and have rarely been used within furniture practice, historically being contained within the vernacular of basketry. ‘Willow’ builds on the collaborative notion behind the success of the Brodgar and Hamylin chairs with the incredible skills of Annemarie O’Sullivan who has helped re-appropriate this beautiful craft for a contemporary audience.
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Case Furniture

Case Furniture

Designed exclusively for the furniture retailer Case, this beautiful set of tableware includes versatile trays, grinders, trivets and serving boards. The elegant, carefully crafted range of objects was created as highly functional additions to a domestic setting.

https://casefurniture.com/

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Stan Trestles

‘Stan’ /Stanley
Ash

 

What is the fascination with the trestle? Our thoughts went to the fact that they are versatile and temporary with the power to transform spaces at any time. Its origin being in its utilitarian function, ‘Stan’ endeavours to bridge this space into a home environment with a design that derives from the vernacular of the Windsor chair yet could work in a great variety of ways and spaces. Stan is made in English Ash with a simple steam bent rail stretcher rail.
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