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Tim Wells

"Steeped in the design philosophy of the studio furniture movement, I strive to use traditional techniques of quality furniture construction and develop new designs that are fresh and innovative."

Inspired by the honesty of the arts and crafts movement and the 1970s British crafts revival, Tim Wells continues to use traditional techniques of high quality construction with a contemporary twist on design, blending simplicity of form with function.

Tim Wells approaches his work in a unique way, by drawing on British joinery techniques and using honest materials to create new designs. One way that he accomplishes this is by wrapping forms with leather. He uses renewable resources, including locally grown hardwoods, and his attention to detail and quality construction are precise.

Tim Wells completed a traditional five-year apprenticeship in the UK with John Makepeace. During that time he earned the Craft Certificate in Furniture from the City and Guilds of London Institute, with distinction in handmade furniture construction. After two years of perfecting his craft as a journeyman with Wendell Castle, Tim established himself as a master craftsman in the United States.

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Hector Table
Wood Coffee Table
by Tim Wells
$ 750
Tall Jester Table in Green
Wood & Leather Side Table
by Tim Wells
$ 895
Telford Table Lamp
Metal Table Lamp
by Tim Wells
$ 345
Square Jester Table
Wood Side Table
by Tim Wells
$ 1,475
Low Jester Table
Wood & Leather Side Table
by Tim Wells
$ 745
Tall Jester Table
Wood & Leather Side Table
by Tim Wells
$ 895
Revesby Clock
Wood & Leather Clock
by Tim Wells
$ 180
Spring Wall-Mounted Table
Wood & Leather Shelf
by Tim Wells
$ 2,250
Seneca Blanket Chest
Wood Blanket Chest
by Tim Wells
$ 2,890
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
"For North Bennet Street", Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Gallery NAGA, 2010
"Coffee, Hall, and End: Small Tables by Studio Furnituremakers", Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Gallery NAGA, 2007
"Childs Play", New York, New York, USA, Peter Joseph Gallery, 1992
"Prescote in Edinburgh", Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Festival, 1984
"Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition", Chicago, Illinois, USA, Navy PIer, 1989