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Head & Haft: A New Old-Style Woodworker in Cornwall

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 08, 2014 01:04 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Nov 07, 2014

Chris Thorpe of Head & Haft, in Cornwall, England, describes his outfit as "a multidisciplinary product, furniture, home design, and manufacturing business, adhering to the principles of function, beauty, quality, and craft longevity." His materials include "air-dried, Cornish-cut, seasoned ash, sycamore, beech, and oak, really nicely figured," as well as wood he finds on his rambles, and local granite, too.  Above: Milked Side Tables  are "inspired by the form and function of old milk stools"; £130 ($205.75). Above: The Quake Pendant Light  is hand-turned and available in walnut, sycamore, and oak; £250 ($395.67). Above: XL Ash Bowl , £150 ($237.40), is one of many hand-turned bowls by Head & Haft; it's made from a special slab of ash supplied by a tree surgeon in Cornwall who deemed it "too good to be cut for firewood." Above: Chris Thorpe in his studio, near Falmouth. For US artisan-made furniture, have a look at Sawkille's Color-Stained Designs  and Richard Watson's Furniture with a Feminine Touch (and a Masculine Name) . This post is an update; the original story ran on July 29, 2014, as part of our Summery Kitchens issue. More Stories from Remodelista Trending on Gardenista: Garden-to-Table Carousing 15 Ways to Feather Your Nest Thanksgiving, Canadian-Style at Le Marché St. George






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