Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tripod small tables

The ideal handmade present perhaps if you have a wedding, birthday, anniversary etc coming up or just to treat yourself. These tripod small tables come in a variety of local woods and cost £320 each.
At present we have these tables available in our workshop gallery (do visit w/o obligation) in tiger oak, brown oak, walnut and burr oak.

Tripod occasional tables

Walnut, burr oak, tiger oak and brown oak tops on turned oak legs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Oxfordshire Artweeks Workshop Exhibition

Our workshop is having open days once again during Oxfordshire Artweeks. You are welcome to drop by and visit us on Saturday and Sunday, 18 - 19 May, 12.00 - 6.00 pm
We are showing new designs and have a permanent space selling called The Koomen Gallery, which sells small items such as boxes by Jody Koomen and our furniture. You will be able to see Jody working on some of his items during the exhibition.
Jody smoothing and waxing a walnut box

Jody smoothing and waxing a walnut box.
In the foreground you can see some interesting shapes with which Philip could intrigue you! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Contemporary Arts Exhibition ~ ART at Goring Contemporary Art Gallery

I'm happy to have my furniture shown during April's Spring Contemporary Arts Exhibition at the excellent art gallery in Goring-on-Thames, ART at Goring Contemporary Art Gallery. This gallery specializes in selling original paintings from established artists and the work of talented emerging artists both locally around Oxfordshire and Berkshire and nationally.  

 Philip Koomen
Address: 17A High Street, Goring-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire, RG8 9AR 
Tel: 01491 875609 
Private appointment: 07734415267 

Opening Hours:
  9.30am – 5.00pm 
  9.30am – 5.00pm 
  9.30am – 5.00pm 
10.30am – 7.00pm 
  9.30am – 5.00pm 
  9.30am – 5.00pm 
12.00am – 4.00pm 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Clergy seating in situ, Dorchester Abbey

The clergy seating has now been installed next to the choir stalls in Dorchester Abbey.

Clergy seating with extra wide seat to allow for robes. Front legs extend to hand grips to enable ease in rising from the chair.  
The Dorchester Cross design on chair and desk
Clergy seating placed next to one set of the choir stalls
Clergy seating placed next to the other set of choir stalls

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Guild Mark for Dorchester Abbey Choir Stalls

This week we heard the good news that the Dorchester Abbey choir stalls have been awarded the prestigious, bespoke Guild Mark by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, which represents Britain’s Furniture Industry. The award is given by a nine-person jury of the country’s top designers and craftsmen and is judged on the basis of excellence in design, materials, craftsmanship and function.

As can be seen from the images we also installed the clergy seating to complement the choir stalls this week.

Philip with the choir stalls and one of the clergy chairs and desks
One of the clergy seats and desks in front of the choirs stalls.
James actually working on the clergy desk: cutting out the cross in the side panel

Updates and images of recent commissions will follow soon

Having been too busy before and after Christmas with new commissions we will be updating you soon on these projects such as, for example, a commemorative table to celebrate a recent marriage and an heirloom treasure chest of drawers.
Variation on our OneOak table.

A glass insert in the middle with commemorative lettering engraved in celebration of a marriage