Wales & Wales

 

Since 1981 we have gained a reputation for timeless and intelligent design, emerging from a background in craft without being restricted by it. Our everyday experience of making keeps us, literally, in touch with our materials and their potential and this in turn underpins our recognisably individual design identity. We operate broadly in three distinct ways:
We produce museum-quality studio furniture for collectors, corporate and institutional clients. We design for batch production and volume manufacture of contract and domestic retail furniture.
Our street furniture ranges are licensed to Luke Hughes and Company in the UK and Forms and Surfaces in the USA.

Wales & Wales Design and Production
Longbarn Workshop established: - 1981
Design and production of high quality one-off furniture and limited batch production. 

Born Rod Wales Date of birth: l950
Alison Wales Date of birth: l952

Education
(Rod Wales)
1975-77 Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire
1977-78 Furniture School, Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education Technician
1978-80 Parnham College, Parnham House, Dorset 

(Alison Wales)
1970-74 Reading University B.A. (Hons) Fine Art
1978-79 Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire      
1980-81 John Makepeace Furniture, Dorset - Trainee 
 

Awards
Design Week award: Sine Screen
Manchester Prize for Art in Production: Sine Screen
Woodworker Award for Form and Function
Three Guild Marks awarded by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. 
FX Design Award: Contract Interiors: DB Bench 
Bayerische Staatspreis, (Gold Medal): Street Furniture 
Arts Foundation/Po-Shing Woo Foundation Fellowship for Furniture Making   

Selected  Exhibitions
Manchester City Art Gallery
'Interior Design International' London
'Contemporary Arts Today' Bonhams, London
'Sothebys' London
'The Furnished Landscape' Crafts Council, London 
'The Woodcarvers Craft' Crafts Council, London
'Spectrum' London
'British Studio Furniture' Cork Street, London
'Collect 04  - 07' Victoria and Albert Museum
'My Collection' Contemporary Applied Arts

Public Collections
Showcase for South East Arts craft collection
West Dean House: Conductors stand/lectern
Manchester City Art Gallery: Sine Screen
Crafts Council Collection: Sine Screen
Victoria and Albert Museum: Cabinet of l0 drawers
Shipley Art Gallery: Shelf with two drawers
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum: Shift - chest of drawers
South East Arts Collection: Stripe Series mirror and Two Shelves and a Drawer
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge:  Marriage Chest commissioned by Sir Nicholas Goodison

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2007

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