Current project underway is a very special cabinet with Art Deco styling. Just completed is this drawer front panel, showing beautifully figured maple veneer, with black detail. The detail has been cut into black panelling beneath the veneer, providing not … Continued
One of a pair of solid Cherry bedside tables, one of my exhibits at the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design exhibition in Cheltenham this year. The exhibition is open from 10am – 4pm every day from 18th to 27th August. … Continued
Just starting a new project – the first glue-up for legs on a bespoke Walnut dining table. Check back later for further news on progress and final pictures!
First day of Handmade at Kew today, where I have a stand selling my latest addition to the Cantilever Collection – All Angles! lamps. Featured in the picture above and to be added to the portfolio pages soon! Handmade at … Continued
Delivered my new Extending Dining Table to Cheltenham earlier this week and the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design exhibition is now open! Starts today and will end on Monday 28th August, open 10am to 4pm daily. At Thirlestaine Long Gallery, … Continued
It has been some time coming, but Irene Banham Furniture Newsletter Number One is finally here! Please click here to read about recent events and what is coming up this year.
Delivered my latest piece, a Slimline Elm Desk with stool, to Craft Central in Clerkenwell (31-35 St John’s Square, London, EC1M 4DS). The ‘CCD Selection’ event begins tomorrow, 16th May until 20th May and is open every day … Continued
The March/April Issue of Craft & Design Magazine is the final printed issue of this excellent magazine and I am thrilled to have my Cantilever Cake Stand mentioned in it as one of the Emerging Designer talents. The future for … Continued
This bespoke Olive Ash Mantle Shelf was made for a client who had a new wood burning stove installed and wanted to replace the original fire surround. With bespoke shaping of the top and detail on the underneath panel, as … Continued
Irene Banham Furniture now has a Facebook Page! Informal and more regular updates from the workshop and other furniture news will be posted on the Facebook page. Check out my Facebook Page – and don’t forget to like it!!
Preview night tonight, for the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design 2016, held in Cheltenham Ladies College. I’ve taken along a newly created Sycamore and Bog Oak Table and am hoping it goes down well.
BEAUTIFUL WOOD MADE INTO BEAUTIFUL THINGS The New Forest and Hampshire County Show opens today for three days, last day is the 28th July. The New Forest Trust stages an inspiring Fine Crafted Wood Exhibition each year in The Pavilion … Continued
Exciting news! – I will be exhibiting in CCD SELECTION @ London Craft Week from 3rd to 7th May 2016. “A selection of bespoke contemporary furniture giving a glimpse into small, exceptional, yet often overlooked workshops of master craftsmen and … Continued
My previous new creation, which was on view at the Chiltern’s Craft And Design Show in August this year, completely missed the News items. So that it is not left out, here are a couple of pictures of the English … Continued
A sneak preview of my latest creation ‘Cushion on a Crate’. This is made of alternating strips of maple wood and red coloured veneer, to provide the pin stripe effect. The same method is used to produce … Continued
It’s showtime again! I will be exhibiting at the ICHF Chilterns Craft and Design Show, at Stonor Park, near Henley-on-Thames, 28th – 31st August. Come along and see some of my pieces and have a good day out browsing all … Continued
Had a great exhibition at the PAPER Arts Gallery in Bristol last month. Lots of interest in the furniture, particularly as this gallery has never exhibited furniture before. People were very complimentary about the pieces and in particular about the … Continued
This coming week, from Tuesday 23rd – Monday 29th June, I will be exhibiting some of my pieces at the PAPER Arts gallery in the central of Bristol. This is the second week of a two-week exhibition – the first … Continued
For customers and visitors to their website, Taylor-Wimpey provide information on interior design and inspiration for making your house into the home you aspire to. For their profiles of up-and-coming interior designers, they have chosen to profile my work as … Continued
Just back from the Weald of Kent Craft and Design Show in the grounds of Penshurst Place, 2-4th May. My stand was located in the Graduate Marquee, an area which is dedicated to showing the work of new Designer/Makers … Continued