SixNineThree are bespoke furniture makers from South East London – East Dulwich, no less. Paul Smithson, Simon Westcott and Adam Astle craft furniture according to their clients wishes with a remarkably light touch producing work with elegance and simplicity, witness the dressing table and chair made from American Black Walnut plywood and solids, above.
Likewise this pedestal dining table in solid oak. It’s a substantial piece of furniture which will comfortably seat eight people. Because the design is so good, the proportions just right, it almost seems to float.
Artisan craftspeople are alive and thriving. And when someone designs and makes their own furniture and it is this well designed you know it is also going to be well made. So this picture is for people who love good furniture, aren’t those joints beautiful? Paul Smithson is an ex-boat builder – we think it shows.
Maybe we should have given this chest of drawers, made from solid American Black Walnut with Cedar of Lebanon drawer bottoms, its own blog. I know we bang on about this but really, this is furniture to last many lifetimes, to love cherish and pass on. It will outlast scores of chip board, self assembled landfill fodder bought from a living hell painted blue and yellow. And over it’s lifetime will likely be better value for money. More than that, you will want to keep it forever. We are so over throw away furniture as fashion. OK – rant over. Is it wrong to fall in love with a chest of drawers?
Happy weekend – Tim