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Ben Tcharny

Furniture maker Ben Tcharny hand crafts his beautiful line of tables and seating in his South London workshop.

Ben uses traditional and modern joinery techniques to produce beautifully crafted wooden furniture with a modern twist.

From a young age, Ben had always had a passion for furniture and joinery. His interest for woodworking came from his time at sea, sailing classic yachts, where he learned joinery and finishing techniques during the upkeep and refurbishment of these beautiful crafts. Ben went on to train as a shipwright at Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy. After training Ben went on to work for Spirit Yachts building their beautiful wooden yachts. Here he learnt a lot of modern and traditional joinery techniques which have influenced his work today. Many of Ben's pieces are named after and inspired by famous yachts such as the luxurious Oriando and the elegant Tuiga yachts.

After working for Spirit Yachts, Ben started his own business to allow him to be creative and a lot more artistic in his work at the same time as having the opportunity to build beautiful pieces of furniture. He handcrafts a limited number of exquisite pieces from sustainable hardwoods that are practical yet visually stunning. Ben cites that he finds inspiration for his work everywhere. He takes a lot of inspiration from mid-century modern furniture and Japanese design especially pieces by Finn Juhl and The Miyazaki Chair Factory with their sculptural elements. He loves to design and make a piece for the first time: "You spend a long time thinking about each piece, sketching time and again with different ideas and small tweaks, so seeing it come to life is always fun."

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We love that Ben hand crafts beautiful furniture that is finished to such a high standard. His elegant, mid century modern pieces fit in both traditionally or contemporary styled spaces making them truly classic and timeless. There is a nod to the delightful and sophisticated simplicity found in Scandinavian design in his pieces. His seats and ottomans also look welcoming and comfortable as they are exceptionally upholstered.

It is a delight to see Ben bring his interests of furniture making and sailing together. This is seen by naming his pieces after famous yachts but also seen in his design with the clean lines and beautiful mixture of hardwoods in his pieces.

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