|Bark is a collaboration between husband and wife team, Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran, both of whom are trained bespoke cabinetmakers with a passion for modern design. Having developed their craft creating one-off pieces for individual clients, in 2010 they decided to join forces and established Bark Furniture.|
Based in Bude, north Cornwall, the Bark workshop is five minutes from the Atlantic surf, where rolling waves, sandy beaches and dramatic cliff tops serve as a constant inspiration. Infused with the spirit of the southwest, our work is confident, yet playful, allowing the natural materials to take centre stage.
"We offer a fresh take on bespoke, British-made, furniture and accessories. Our mission is to create stunning, original designs, made by hand. Using traditional cabinet-making skills all Bark furniture is made to the very highest standard, using wood from sustainable sources. We expect our furniture to last generations."
"Our work harks back to a bold period in furniture design and is inspired by the mid-century modern era, when confidence in proportion, modesty in detail and simplicity of construction were the defining characteristics. It is these characteristics that helped us create the Acorn Collection, which encapsulates all our feelings about what great furniture should be."
Launching at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012, The Kustom Collection is inspired by fifties Americana and the dramatic detailing used by car customisers. It is the strong visual motifs used in this highly skilled craft that form the foundation of this collection.
All bark furniture is made by hand and to order and comes in a range of hardwoods and fabrics.