Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson’s contemporary handcrafted furniture is the product of a deep understanding of his materials – primarily, although not exclusively, wood – combined with the desire to explore its possibilities and push boundaries. Staying true to traditional methods, he works tirelessly to hone his craftsmanship, specialist skills and technical knowledge, whilst striving to do so with an open mind and ambitious nature.

Johnson’s designs are often conceptually based, but with form and function always at the fore, designing and developing his ideas into thought-provoking, fluid and tactile forms. He describes his work as ‘being led by a core desire to challenge and innovate’.


  • 1985 Canterbury


  • 2007 BA (Hons) Furniture Design & Craftsmanship Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, High Wycombe
  • 2006 Stenebyskolan Academy of Design & Crafts, Dalsland, Sweden, 1-month exchange


  • 2018 Bespoke Guild Mark (BGM 473), Worshipful Company Furniture Makers
  • 2016 Bespoke Guild Mark (BGM 460), Worshipful Company Furniture Makers
  • 2016 Bespoke Guild Mark (BGM 458), Worshipful Company Furniture Makers
  • 2013 Winner of bespoke furniture category, The Wood Awards
  • 2011 Bespoke Guild Mark (BGM 438), Worshipful Company Furniture Makers

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 Evolution of Tradition: Exceptional British Designers, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London
  • 2018 MADE London, Canary Wharf, London
  • 2017 MADE London, Canary Wharf, London
  • 2016 CCD Selection, Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham
  • 2016 Designer Crafts on the Mall, Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2016 Inspired, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
  • 2016 London Craft Week, Craft Central, London
  • 2015 Inspired, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
  • 2013 100% Design, The Wood Awards, London
  • 2011 21st Century Furniture III, Millinery Works Gallery, London
  • 2010 21st Century Furniture III, Millinery Works Gallery, London
  • 2009 Making the Future, Timothy Mark, London

Selected Publications

  • 2019 A Slice of Your Family Tree, International Property Magazine
  • 2018 Furniture Inspired by Nature, Ali Beckett, Friends of Chichester Harbour Magazine
  • 2018 Evolution of Tradition, Derek Jones, Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine
  • 2018 Radiant Furniture – Design Boom (online)
  • 2017 How to circle the square, Jonathan Foyle, Financial Times
  • 2017 A Rippled Coffee Table That Makes a Splash - Design Milk (online)
  • 2017 Bespoke Creations, Charlotte Harding, Etc. Magazine
  • 2015 Fully Furnished, Alice Cook, Sussex Life Magazine
  • 2013 AURA, The Rolls Royce Magazine
  • 2013 Wood Awards, RIBA Journal
  • 2013 Desire the best of things in life, International Property Magazine
  • 2011 How to spend it, Financial Times Magazine
  • 2011 Brave Ambition, Vanessa Austin Locke, Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine


  • Edward Johnson had been commissioned to design and make bespoke furniture for a range of clients, from private patrons and architects to interior designers. His work is held in many private collections.

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