How it all started…
From an early age, company founder Ben Simpson, realised that he had both a passion and talent for woodworking. His love for creating wooden furniture started at college where he studied art and design. Seeking a career that would satisfy his creative nature he decided to turn his furniture-making hobby into a business, Ben Simpson Furniture.
Once Ben had sourced the highest quality timbers he set about creating his range of Rustic inspired chunky solid wooden furniture. Scandinavian Joinery Pine was chosen because it is a dense and stable wood, which is particularly suited to furniture making and, importantly, a sustainable and environmentally friendly material.
From the outset Ben has strived to provide his clients with individually crafted pieces of furniture manufactured to the highest standards using traditional woodworking techniques & most of all offering great customer service. This is why each and every piece of handmade furniture is covered by a lifetime guarantee, underpinning Ben Simpson Furniture’s commitment to providing customers with high quality products and services.
Soon after creating the first range of furniture Ben decided to team up with Luke Kiernan a long time friend to create a partnership together.
Luke started out much the same as Ben showing a love for creative design from a young age. Luke studied Product design at Godalming College, this allowed him to develop his knowledge of design & product placement in the market.
Together Ben & Luke started designing their new range of Industrial furniture, the brief was to infuse rustic timber with classic ironmongery to create a new style of furniture.
It soon became apparent that this industrial style had created a rustic modern feel, by combing the metal into the designs Ben & Luke had taken country cottage furniture and allowed it to work in a modern environment from town houses to loft apartments.
From their workshop in West Sussex Ben Simpson Furniture now produces a wide range of rustic industrial style furniture & hand crafted wooden shelves. Ben & Luke’s designs are available online and can be purchased directly.
Ever keen to provide their customers with a unique and personal service, Ben & Luke recently launched a made to measure and bespoke service, allowing clients to tailor designs to their individual requirements or alternatively commission a truly unique piece of furniture.