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Botched and beautiful, sculptural furniture with abstract balance: Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter

Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons
Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons, 2012. Photo Roberto Rubalcava & Beate Sonnenberg. Courtesy Rokeby, London

Anyone who’s tried to put furniture together can feel an affinity to Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter.

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Craftsmanship and design in furniture from Shawstephens

Stalheim Stool

It’s exciting times for furniture design and craftsmanship business Shawstephens, which is based in Kingsbridge, Devon. Not only have they had a year of a varied mix of projects, ranging from a taller teak Stalheim stool (see above), to an impressive fitted library in walnut and leather, but they are also set to welcome an apprentice from South Devon College in September.

Plus the team has include with the UK’s top makers and designers in House and Garden magazine’s feature on ‘some of the country’s most talented designers and makers of bespoke furniture’.

Pop along to the Shawstephens site and take a look at the journal page to get a snapshot of the work in progress.