The Art of Furniture Making

Contemporary furniture in the British idiom

Scrabble Games Table
The Coverham Hall Table
A Set of Ten Dining Chairs
The Selaby Tables
The Extending Oak Table
Roger Jones, Colefax and Fowler

Rupert took the greatest care to ensure that every detail of the design, construction and finish reflected exactly what I had in mind, His studio’s workmanship is of the highest possible standard”

Roger Jones, Colefax and Fowler

Guy Tobin, Rose Uniacke

“Rupert and his team have become an invaluable restoration resource over the past years. We have consistently received helpful opinion from the early stages and subsequent sympathetic, timely and within budget hands-on work.”

Guy Tobin, Rose Uniacke

Vicky Howard, Castle Howard

“Rupert McBain has been an invaluable resource for the conservation and restoration of Castle Howard. His work has always been of the highest standard”

Vicky Howard, Castle Howard

“The things I particularly love about Rupert’s work are his interesting mix of traditional materials, contemporary tech-niques and absolute perfection of finish. His pieces look modern and timeless in one.”

Isabel Tenant, Tennant and Tennant.

Lord and Lady Barnard

“These tables have far surpassed our expectaions and look truly fabulous in the Hall.”
Lord and Lady Barnard

The Wood Awards

“The combination of dedication, craftsmanship and innovation is impressive.”
Wood Awards Judges

Mr and Mrs Philip Leech

“This table sits like a jewel and we enjoy it every day.”
Mr and Mrs Philip Leech

The Earl and Countess of Ronaldshay

“We could not be more thrilled.”
The Earl and Countess of Ronaldshay

“These tables look so at home in the great hall and provide a real focus for the room – we are delighted.”

John McDonnell QC

Realising your ideas and going beyond the ordinary

For now and for the future

We specialise in creating furniture to complement its setting. Each piece brings a unique sense of people and place- a sense that will grow over the generations.

Properly bespoke

The possibilities are exciting and unlimited. Craft at the highest level is combined with technology and fantastic materials to produce pieces that are beyond the ordinary.

Award-winning contemporary furniture

“We are proud to have won a number of prestigious national wards for our contemporary furniture and delighted that our pieces are in collections alongside the great makers of the last four centuries- from Moore, Chippendale and Bullock through to Ruhlmann, Frank and Makepeace” Rupert McBain