Daniel Harrison LSDC
Furniture & Boxes
Daniel works in a well equipped studio on an ex colliery site, near the Lliw Valley in South Wales. The space is comprised of three areas: the main workshop for furniture production by hand and machine, the design studio where both watercolour drawing as well as CAD practices are embraced, and the gallery space; a separate area to showcase his latest furniture designs in a familiar residential context.
Inspired by the local Welsh landscape, culture and heritage and more recently anthracite, the highest ranking of all coals, deeply rooted in this area of Wales; a new range of furniture is starting to emerge from Daniel's studio. Both solid wood and veneers are used and the workshop also produces a range of production furniture that incorporates upholstery, made in collaboration with other Welsh craft business, due to launch in Spring 2020.
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
Daniel Harrison Furniture 2018-Present
Based in South Wales Daniel Harrison creates one-off pieces of furniture to commission, along side production work for retail. The studio takes part in open studio event's throughout the year and visits to the workshop are welcomed via appointment.
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 2008-2013
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.
Makers Guild in Wales, Maker Member: 2019
Best Use of British Timber Award (Woodland Heritage): 2018
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
John Smedley 235 Project: 2019-2020
Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design: 2019
Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design: 2018
Celebrating Craft at the V&A: 2018
Royal Warrant Holders Annual Luncheon (QEST): 2016
Young Furniture Makers’ Exhibition: 2015-16
Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design: 2014-15