In a very sleepy town in Oxfordshire, so sleepy in fact we had trouble locating Coleshill on Google, lives a small furniture workshop and it’s run by Jonathan Baring. His design and craftsmanship however is everything but sleepy. The cabinets above are vellum marquetry and now there’s two terms that don’t often happily coexist in the same sentence.
At the risk of repeating ourselves, the velum marquetry credenza above had to be shown just because we’re so enamored with his ability to combine classic lines with playful elements and such creative use of materials.
We came across Jonathan’s work recently in House&Garden magazine and simply couldn’t get enough. Hope you share our excitement for his work. This credenza is oak and ebony.
The desk above, yet another surprising material combination is saddle leather and walnut. All pieces are custom to the client’s specifications.
And we leave you to drool over this Macassar and Ebony dining table that had been commissioned for a client in Monte Carlo. I know it’s the epitome of posh furniture design but a girl can dream, can’t she?