Brian Mackenzie

Festival: 2018

Modernist fine furniture.

I became interested in the art-furniture movement of the 1970’s, which grew out of earlier Scandinavian and Chinese design, incorporating the precise making ethos of the Arts and Crafts era and exploiting the natural beauty and figure of the timber.

My influences include Hans Wagner, Finn Juhl, Borge Morgensen, Alvar Aalto, Kai Khristiansen, James Krenov, Alan Peters and Arne Jacobsen.

I have a well equipped workshop in Crich using both machines, for timber preparation, and hand work for joints and finishing. Most pieces are oil finished to preserve the natural beauty of the timber and provide a durable finish.

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