Hidden away in rural workshops and off-the-beaten-track studios, the furniture makers of Cumbria craft beautiful, bespoke pieces. These artisans are masters of their trade and use the plethora of natural materials abundant in Cumbria to lovingly make unique furniture. From carpenters to cabinet makers, wood turners and furniture designers, some of the most talented craftspeople reside in Cumbria and Made in Cumbria is proud to shout about their wares.
Most often the furniture made in Cumbria is curated from wood, of which there is plenty here to choose from. Oak and chestnut, hazel and elm, poplar and pine are all indigenous varieties to our gorgeous county and provide the inspiration for benches and chairs, tables and storage furniture, garden furniture and garden seating. You may not come to Cumbria thinking to buy a bespoke piece for your home, but you’d be surprised at how often it happens when people stumble upon furniture shops in unexpected places. Luckily Made in Cumbria has a directory of these master craftspeople and often pieces can be commissioned remotely.
In addition to beautiful furniture, Cumbria has a thriving textile industry, much of which originates from farming families looking to diversify their skills. When you find a woodworker and wool producer working in harmony, the results of this creative partnership are truly spectacular. Wool makes a wonderful upholstery fabric due to its hard-wearing properties and you’ll see dining chairs and armchairs often finished with local Herdwick wool fabrics.
As good for finding stunning, one-of-a-kind statement furniture pieces as for high-quality, durable products, Made in Cumbria brings you the best furniture makers Cumbria has to offer. The home-grown talent of the designers living and working in Cumbria is something to be marvelled at and its so special to see artisan crafting skills being passed from generation to generation.
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