Christopher Burley of Heliconia Furniture is a designer and maker of bespoke wooden furniture, using traditional woodworking skills to contemporary technology to create modern heritage pieces.
Stool in gouged London Plane & Brass.
This glamorous stool has an oxidised seat - gouge carved to reveal the London Plane figure. The lacewood legs are tapered on both planes and are complimented with brass dowel stretchers. The stretchers are configured to drop down to the next leg - the brushed brass adding a glint of bling.
Size: 48cm high x 28cm footprint diameter (25cm seat diameter)
Made to order - 3 to 6 weeks
Free UK delivery
Involving mostly low turnover, specialist work, the practice is deliberately kept small scale with slow production and a short custody chain. Most projects are focused on materiality and the specific provenance of the timber is of paramount importance. When choosing materials for products, Christopher buys timber from local sources where possible. For the last 3 years he has been involved in a Forest Commission steering group to discuss the felling, storage and distribution of timber from the urban forest.
All pieces are packaged in recyclable or reusable materials for delivery and/or hand delivered. Waste disposal includes firewood bags distributed to customers in Kent, Surrey and beyond. Wood chippings are picked up by local garden businesses in South London who use the waste for mulch and a local potter who uses it for firing.