This is a selection of some of our recent press.
We’re closing MAN WEEK with an introduction to a truly incredible local craftsperson.
Meet Bernard Chandley, a proper old fashioned furniture maker. From his workshop in Alphington, Melbourne, Bernard creates the kind of furniture you rarely see being made by hand any more. His traditional Windsor chairs are the kind that tend to stay in the family, handed from one generation to the next.
The March issue of Wood Review will feature the work of Melbourne bespoke furniture maker Bern Chandley. Bern has worked variously as a carpenter, joiner, set and prop builder but most recently has created a big name for himself as a maker of Windsor chairs and settees.
Highly Commended Award - Low Bow Diner
"The Low Bow Diner is a subtle and sophisticated interpretation of an archetype. The judges were impressed with the designer's understanding of materials and the genre to be able to create such a beautifully crafted, refined and well-proportioned chair. This chair demonstrates a dedication of practice to one archetype, and the time taken to iteratively develop the approach over many years... This chair has the soul of the handmade. The beautiful joinery and use of techniques that can only be brought out by hand make this work exceptional." - Judges comments.
Photo by Tess Kelly, styling by Tamara Maynes
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Nov/Dec 2017 Back cover article - "Australian Windsor"
Article by Jonathan Binzen, photos by Lillie Thompson
As we Return to the Source in Melbourne, we are also proud to announce the return of Conversation Series - an intimate style of seminars designed to inspire and prepare you for the busy retail season ahead.
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Bern Chandley Furniture, the eponymous fine furniture company by designer and maker, Bern Chandley, handcrafts windsor chairs using both traditional and modern techniques.
Bern devotes himself to the task of creating pieces of heirloom quality windsor chairs. While, his work also encompasses a wide variety of bespoke tables, cabinets and other furniture in the Shaker and Arts & Crafts styles.