Rupert Senior

Furniture & Works in Wood

Rupert Senior is one of the UK’s foremost bespoke furniture designers and makers. He is passionate about what he does, working together with his enthusiastic clients to produce contemporary pieces of understated style and beauty. Rupert’s goal is to create unique furniture with a simplicity and honesty of form and proportion using outstanding British craftsmanship and superb materials.  He finds the design process a particularly exciting moment, often exploring opportunities for innovation in response to the way people live today. Much of Rupert’s work is made in wood, his acknowledged area of expertise.  Rupert’s interest in woodwork began at school. He trained at The Parnham School for Craftsmen in Wood before setting up in partnership as Senior and Carmichael. After a productive collaboration of some 25 years, Rupert went on to establish his own successful studio, based in Surrey. Recent public commissions include special folio cases for the Sir Charles Barry Library at the Travellers Club, Pall Mall, London. He currently sits on the Guild Mark Committee of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, the UK’s hallmarker of excellence in design and craftsmanship, himself having received 13 Guild Marks in the past. When Rupert is not designing furniture he likes to paint – portraits being his particular area of interest.

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