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Charlie Caffyn

Charlie Caffyn Cabinetmaker
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Furniture for the generations

  • • Charlie designs and makes furniture with architectural influences
  • • Each piece can be personalised to make it one-of-a-kind
  • • The doors to his Wiltshire workshop are always open to visitors

With over 25 years’ experience in both mass-production and made-to-order furniture, Charlie Caffyn was drawn back to the traditional roots of furniture making. Since 2005, he has been designing and hand-making bespoke pieces for customers out of solid wood. Standing up for the traditional craftsmanship values of handcrafted, timeless wooden furniture that lasts generations, he makes each piece of furniture by hand from his original designs. “I live and work in a very rural town,” explains Charlie, “surrounded by amazing countryside, walks and woodlands. I think if you are a craftsman you tend to have an affinity with nature, and all its creations and wonders. The real magic is creating something that never existed before, which becomes a beautiful, functional, well-crafted object made from natural sustainable materials.”

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Atworth desk lamp

The Atworth desk lamp was created alongside lighting designer Deb Wythe of Design in Progress. The design of the Atworth desk lamp takes its cue from the work of architects such as the American Euine Fay Jones. Stripping the frame back to its minimal skeleton, the honest and open construction can be enjoyed. It is made out of walnut wood, but can also be handcrafted from ash, oak or cherry wood.

Length 33 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 36 cm

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Farleigh magazine rack

This magazine rack is handcrafted from oak, but can also be made from cherry or walnut woods. The process involves seven stages of gluing, 19 joints and 16 individual pieces, before finally hand sanding and finishing each piece with three coats of oil. The result is a miniature piece of architecture, inspired by Victorian iron structures. The Farleigh magazine holder can hold magazines, newspapers, cookbooks or vinyl records.

Length 46 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 39 cm

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Farleigh colour magazine rack

The Farleigh colour magazine rack presents itself as a piece of architecture on a miniature scale, designed to store magazines, newspapers, books and even act as vinyl record storage. This magazine holder is made from yellow Formica laminated onto a high-quality plywood, taking on a sculptural aesthetic whilst remaining practical at its core, down to the useful carry handle.

Length 46 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 39 cm

Photo: © Charlie Caffyn
Iford library step chair

The Iford library step chair is a contemporary take on the metamorphic library steps, which were first built in the mid-18th century. In a modern-day setting, this step chair is becoming increasingly popular as a set of kitchen steps, bearing relevance to the ever-increasing need to maximise space in our homes and combine form and function to optimum effect. It is handcrafted from oak, but can also be made from cherry or walnut wood.

Length 43 cm
Width 36 cm
Height 85 cm

Photo: © Charlie Caffyn
Wellow side table

The Wellow side table is Charlie Caffyn’s contemporary interpretation of the Streamline Moderne style of the 1930s as it emerged from the earlier Art Deco era into a sleeker, aerodynamic inspired aesthetic. Symmetrical curves, organic forms and a distinctive three-legged structure are combined with a nod to mid-century styling. Ideal as an occasional table, bedside table or plant stand, the Wellow side table is handcrafted in oak, cherry or walnut and finished with three coats of oil.

Height 63 cm
Diameter 63 cm

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