Andrew Lapthorn MSDC
Furniture & Boxes
Andrew's designs are the result of a continual attempt to search for a natural response to the brief in question. An interest in the structural and decorative qualities of timber and the sculptural form often referencing his maritime background.
"Furniture, done well, not only creates space around itself it frees up space elsewhere, albeit in the home or in the head. An air of contentment between form and function should extend well beyond the space in which it exists."
1973 - 1976 Merchant Navy
1976 - 1979 Shipwright
1979 - 1981 Rycotewood College, Thame studying "Furniture, Fine Craftsmanship and Design"
1981 - Present Running own business as a furniture designer and maker
1987 - 1995 Part time teaching of woodwork to the visually impaired, at the Adult Education Centre, Rochester.
2013 - Present Part time lecturer, Furniture Craft School, Scotney Castle.