Commissioning John Makepeace

"Commissioning arises from the creative recognition that the ideal solution does not yet exist."

John Makepeace

John welcomes a conversation with prospective clients about their thoughts, and some indicative costs, without obligation.
We invite you to book an appointment with John.  

In addition to private clients around the world, John has recently completed projects for the private collection at Chatsworth, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Plymouth University, and the Worshipful Company of Carpenter's.

Essence of Design

For me, design addresses issues of function, structure and expression. ‘Function’ relates to our total interaction with an object. ‘Structure’ aims to use materials' best properties, whilst ‘expression’ is what aesthetically places the object at a particular moment in the history of furniture.

Why Furniture?

Even the simplest most minimal homes need furniture to support our daily patterns of living. But the role of furniture is so much more than functional. It is what makes our home into a uniquely personal statement.

Why Wood?

Engineers know about the outstanding structural properties of timber. Environmentalists recognise the ecological benefits of trees as they absorb carbon and produce oxygen. We all appreciate timber’s infinite variety of grain, colour and warmth.

Modern Craftsmanship

That variety makes wood a wonderful medium for individual craftsmanship. Long established skills enable us to utilise its special properties, and its potential is evolving as we research new possibilities.

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