With over 10 years experience as a maker, Bertram Whitford specialises in creating innovative, bespoke, free-standing furniture that is designed around the client’s individual style, environment and needs.
He is a traditionally-trained maker with a passion for his craft. Bertram has an eye for detail and an inimitable design style: his work is a testament to the handmade, the sustainable and the enduring. His furniture ‘wears in’.
The workshop also produces small-batch runs of luxurious homewares and occasional one-off items for exhibition. The latter are true collectors items. In an age of throwaway culture, and the brief lifespan we have imprudently come to expect from the objects in our lives, Bertram’s work rallies against the norm.
In 2010 he completed his tuition under respected maker John Lloyd in Sussex. Here he learnt the traditional methods of cabinetmaking. Since then he has established his own business making bespoke pieces for mainly private clients.
A meticulous attention to detail and a distinctive design ethic are the hallmarks of his approach to furniture. When combined with boundless patience and finely honed tools, the results are plain to see – whether you are commissioning a set of chairs or a dovetailed jewellery box.
Bertram has a workshop by the Thames in southeast London; he loves his work and relishes the opportunities and challenges each new commission brings. He has exhibited across the UK and internationally.