The Design Approach
The Gardener’s Blacksmith was my first company, see www.thegardenersblacksmith.co.uk. This was set up because my wife Tricia and I are both gardeners. We enjoy designing and creating our own garden and a part of that is the metal and stone structures that are included in the design, as plant supports, landscaping and fun sculptural elements.
Many of the frustrations we experienced with finding good garden supports (tending either to mass-produced and tacky or over-engineered and expensive) applies to modern furniture. Much of it is so cheap and cheerful that I would not want it in my house and I find many people share this view. A lot of furniture is very chunky and does not sit comfortably in small rooms typical of many modern homes. For an open plan environment, furniture that is light in structure to let the eye travel around the space is a better fit.
All my early designs were for furniture constructed for our own new eco-home and much of it finds favour with others; so ferrous furnishings was born.
Your ideas and commissions are welcome so please call for a chat if you have some thoughts of furniture and household decor you would like to see in your home.