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Chair Making and the Challenging Klismos

14 July 2017

At Soane Britain’s chair making workshop in Dorset, craftsman Paul talks enthusiastically about his work. When he took up chair making, after more conventional joinery...
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Ferns and Fronds

16 June 2017

At Soane Britain, we delight in all things botanical and especially architectural plants with giant fleshy leaves and fabulous fronds. Since childhood, Lulu has been...
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Flax: From Field to Fabric

12 May 2017

The Latin species name for flax, Linum usitatissimum, meaning “most useful,” perfectly describes this ancient plant that for centuries has produced fibres to make linen...
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Workshop Stories: Knurled Metal

17 March 2017

A variety of metalworking skills are employed in the production of Soane Britain’s designs, particularly the lighting collection. Small workshops, each with their own specialisations...
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Wallpaper Stories

22 February 2017

The history of wallpaper focuses on England and France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when war and politics influenced each countries’ usage and manufacture....
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