Contemporary hardwood furniture. Functional art for interiors and gardens. Designed and hand made in Reeth, desired by the discerning worldwide.
Peter Cummings is an award winning furniture designer and maker based in Reeth, North Yorkshire. He has developed a range of distinctive, sculptural and ergonomic furniture that is manufactured for a discerning client base both in the UK and overseas. Each piece is crafted from the finest hardwoods available and displays a unique unity of form, function and longevity. A qualified mechanical and production engineer, Peter worked in the manufacturing industry for several years. He began making furniture in 2000 after training with expert cabinet-maker Wynn Bishop, who had previously been employed in John Makepeace's workshop. Peter set up his own studio in 2004. In 2009 Peter was awarded a Bespoke Guild Mark by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, the livery company of the British furniture industry. The company encourages public recognition of excellence by the grant of it's Guild Marks to furniture judged to be outstanding. This award was one of only nine nationally during the year and the first to be awarded to a maker in Yorkshire for over 20 years. How to buy Contact Peter to order any piece from the portfolio. Pieces can be made in a variety of woods to suit customer preference and Peter is happy to discuss the qualities and appearances of each. Visitors to the studio can look at timber samples and see work in progress. Designs on view will depend on what is being worked on at that time and which finished pieces are awaiting delivery but there is always something to see! Decisions, Decisions Once a choice has been made a 50% deposit will secure your place on the waiting list with the remainder payable on delivery or collection of the piece. Commissioning You love Peter's work but don't quite see what you want in his portfolio? Time to commission a piece. After initial discussions, Peter will go back to the drawing board. For this there will be a non-refundable design fee. Once a design has been agreed the standard 50% deposit will apply. Some flexibility on completion times will be necessary on commissioned work as obviously the actual making is untested, but regular progress updates will be made as you await your truly unique piece of furniture. On projects running into several months we may request that the entire cost is paid in several installments over the duration of the work. UK wide delivery and international shipping.