Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Petter Southall Furniture
I visited the Saddlers Yard Cafe and gallery in picturesque West Bay, Dorset. It had a fine display of furniture by the renowned Petter Southall http://sladersyard.wordpress.com/
I took a few pictures with my phone but was soon told that wasn't allowed. I'm not sure why as there are plenty of images on his website. His furniture is mostly oak and is beautiful! Lots of steam bent or laminated curves that really work, I envy that sort of talent. The prices certainly reflected his talent with the chairs ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 each (that's each chair not each set!).
The chair below has simple lines and an ecclesiastical feel.
This round chair is just great!
A lovely flowing desk.
And my favourite, a curved reception desk.
Wonderful from both sides
And of course curved drawers to match!
If you ever in this part of Dorset it's very well worth a visit and the cafe looked very nice too!