Ashley Cartwright

Ashley Cartwrighfs wide academic training, his international reputation as an advisor and adjudicator in design, and his vast experience at home and abroad in the field of furniture making and environmental design have placed his name at the forefront in publications, exhibitions and commissions for the past thirty years, Despite, or perhaps because of, his exceptional knowledge of his subject, his furniture is simple, based on an analysis of balance and form, virtually undecorated and constructed of plain home grown timbers, mostly made to commission, for clients who are heavily involved in the design and making process.

Bench for two

Chestnut with coloured metal structural elements. The wide arms are for resting drinks.

Seat

One of a series of seats in oak with galvanised metal structure. The detail right, shows the subtle shape of the edging.

Long Bench

With 24 legs of round cut sycamore.

Long Bench

With 24 legs of round cut sycamore.

Table

Limed oak, with zigzag decoration.

Low table

Ash, with tapering edge. 900 x 900 x 400mm / 35 x 35 x 16 in.

Side table

Limed oak, with chevron cut edge. Detail shown below. 1500 x 400 x 850mm high 59 x 16 x 33 in.

Sideboard

Six curved doors overlap each other when opened. Inside are seven drawers and shelving. Pearwood.

Reception Desk in maple

For the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,

4500mm/177 in.

Detail

Shows surface edge and juxtaposing planes.

Detail

Shows drawer handles.

Sideboard

Six curved doors overlap each other when opened. Inside are seven drawers and shelving. Pearwood.

Cleft Oak Furniture

Oak dining table

The oak for this table originated from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew , Surrey. The original tree plague is set into the table structure. Seats twenty.

Detail

Shows underframe structure.

Ashley Cartwright Designer

Small side table (left)

Sawn beech with cleft chestnut legs. 500mm / 20 in. Side table (above)

Sawn elm with cleft chestnut legs. 1500mm / 59 in. Side table (below)

Sawn elm with cleft ash legs. 2200mm / 86 in.

Tony Portus

Seven years working in management for one of the early life-style retailers convinced Tony Portus that furniture could be better designed and made than that being imported. Thus motivated, he went to Parnham College, later setting up his own workshop in the early eighties. He feels that furniture should be more than an object, it should be a presence in the room. His objective is to instil a sense of peace and calm.

'Eievata'

Shelving in maple and cast aluminium. Elliptical shelves that can be positioned at any height, sliding on a single wall post.

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