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Makepeace Chairs

John Makepeace has been celebrated as a leading designer of British craft furniture since the 1970’s and his work is featured in major museum, corporate and private collections. According to Makepeace, “My designs are rooted in a long-standing fascination with our physical and psychological needs, the properties of different timbers and the way technology and individual craftsmanship enable new possibilities”.

The fumed oak used in the construction of these chairs comes from a tree at Longleat planted in 1740 and felled in 1980. The chairs were originally designed as part of the ceremonial furniture for graduation ceremonies at Plymouth University.