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THE MAKER

Josh Cadman is a furniture designer and maker, born in the Peak District and based in the North East of England. A graduate of the renowned Chippendale School of Furniture and a member of the Crafts Council, Josh draws inspiration from traditional English joinery techniques and contemporary Japanese and Scandinavian mid century minimalism. His work seeks to use sustainably sourced timber from British suppliers to create heirloom quality furniture with the natural beauty of timber at the centre. Ultimately, Josh believes that form must follow function, furniture has to fulfil its purpose at the centre of your home; applying this philosophy to everything that leaves the workshop. In addition to furniture, Josh also is currently working with the National Trust to construct a Rose Arbor at William Morris' former residence, Red House, in Bexleyheath, London. The structure will be a masterclass in heritage timber framing techniques, constructed without glue or metal fixings and a monument to the craft heritage of Britain and Europe.