Daniel Harrison LSDC

Furniture & Boxes

About Daniel
Daniel is a designer-maker of fine furniture creating mainly free-standing bespoke pieces, although he has been commissioned to create other work including large sculptural carvings, staircases, fine boxes as well as other products made from local sustainable woods. He enjoys problem solving, reflecting deeply on new ideas and processes for bespoke furniture and his keen eye for detail and meticulous approach is reflected in the quality of the work he produces.
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Daniel's inspiration comes from a range of sources including nature and classical forms and he enjoys free hand watercolour sketching to bring his ideas to the drawing board. This often precedes model making and prototypes in the workshop to perfect dimensions and proportion, before creating the finished piece ready for delivery and installation.

Daniel works in both solid wood as well as veneers and keeps all the processes he uses in-house to ensure the highest quality is maintained throughout each project.

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Educational History
Rycotewood Furniture Centre - Foundation Degree Furniture Design & Make: Distinction 2013-2016
Neath PortTalbot College - City and Guilds NVQ2 Bench Joinery: Distinction 2008-2010
University College Falmouth - 3D Design for Sustainability 2007-2008
Ravensbourne College - Furniture and Product Design 2006-2007
Falmouth College of Art - Foundation Diploma in Art & Design: Distinction 2005-2006

Employment
Philip Koomen Furniture 2014-2018
Whilst training in furniture making at Rycotewood Daniel had the opportunity to work with Philip on speculative and commissioned projects, operating both independently and in collaboration. A bursary award from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) allowed Daniel to learn the key aspects of running a craft business and to develop his cabinet making skills in a commercial environment.

Superior Joinery 2008-2012
During his time at Superior Joinery Daniel completed a two year City and Guilds course in bench joinery and continued to work for a further two years creating bespoke staircases, including on-site installation. This acquired the knowledge and skills to understand working drawings, the fundamentals of wood machining and finishing techniques.

Awards
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST): 2016
Shortlisted for Bespoke Young Furniture Maker: 2015
Furniture Makers’ Company Materials Bursary: 2014
Alan Peters Award for Excellence: 2014


Exhibitions
Celebrating Craft at the V&A: 2018
Royal Warrant Holders Annual Luncheon (QEST): 2016
Young Furniture Makers’ Exhibition: 2016
Young Furniture Makers’ Exhibition: 2015
Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design: 2014-2015

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