FT Weekend, "How to spend it", June 15/16 2002
''Another award winning woodworker, Rachel Hutchinson, has developed a specialist technique she calls plybending, in which the ply is cut into individual panels and joined at the seams to create curved, three -dimensional forms. Hutchinson earned formal degrees in furniture making, but also studied corsetry as a way of reinventing chairs, sofas and so on as tailored forms that hold the body in the correct posture and promote comfort.
Her work, made to order and ranging from a gilded, porthole-like bathroom cabinet to an oval cocktail cabinet the size of a telephone box, is dominated by circles loops and curves. The ripple-sycamore sofa in summer is an elongated lasso with straight legs; the same piece in winter has a matching sheepskin rug, complete with hole' to cover the seat.''
Skinny But Curvaceous, FINANCIAL TIMES, June 15,16 2002
‘Sofa’, SATURDAY TELEGRAPH, January 19 2002
100% Design, FINANCIAL TIMES, October 2001
100% Design, IRELANDS HOMES INTERIORS AND LIVING, January 2001
A bit of Fluff, THE SUNDAY TIMES, Dec 3, 2000
100% Design, MARIE CLAIRE – GREECE, December 2000
100% Design, WOHNEN, October, 2000
100% Design, LIVING ETC, October 2000
Break Out, Review, CRAFTS, September/October 2000
20 Sensational Sofas, LIVING ETC, March 2000
Betty Norbury, FURNITURE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Stobart and Davies Publications 1999
Betty Norbury, BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP IN WOOD, Stobart and Davies Publications 1990
I design furniture that features soft, clean lines; the best quality materials; excellent craftsmanship; and attention to every detail for aesthetic and functional harmony. I offer a very contemporary, minimalist aesthetic combined with the natural beauty of materials and a celebration of craftsmanship. The end result is a collection of work, which is minimal and elegant in form and lines, and rich in quality and detail - good no-nonsense design meets beautiful workmanship.
I have a range of seating designs that are both visually and ergonomically exciting, using shaped panels to create tailored forms that hold the body in the correct posture. These are batch produced to a fixed price, and made to order in your choice of timbers and finishes. Other in house products are also batch produced to order and can also be varied in materials and dimensions. I also work to commission working with private individuals, architects and designers, and usually use the following procedures. An initial meeting to exchange ideas, understand the client's needs and tastes, and present my portfolio of work. A brief and budget range is established and I then develop some proposal ideas, in drawings and/or models. A further meeting is agreed to discuss designs, costs, and time scale.
On agreement of design, cost and time scale, an order is placed and secured with a deposit. Prices are estimated to cover time, overheads and materials and are exclusive of VAT. The price can be whatever you want to make it, and will be a true reflection of the above.
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