Furniture maker and sculptor Duke Christie’s intricate and beautiful work would take pride of place in anyone’s home. So, it’s is not hard to see why he is considered one of Britain's most exciting furniture designers and makers. You may though be surprised to discover him in his workshop tucked away in the hills of the north of Scotland where he makes one-off pieces of furniture and functional works of art from beautiful Scottish hardwoods.
Educated and trained in Herefordshire Duke began his career travelling around the world before establishing his own business. During this period he represented his employers in a number of historic renovation projects such as the reinstatement of the lost woodwork within the Royal Apartments at Edinburgh Castle, building and furnishing a home in Palo Alto California, and the Walraversijde Museum Project in West Flanders.
Using traditional craftsmanship acquired during twenty five years of designing and making furniture, Duke Christie has built an excellent reputation for producing work of outstanding quality. Employing innovative techniques and ideas that are inspired by the surrounding landscapes and the beautiful and varied Scottish coast, Duke has also been exploring creating more expressive and sculptural pieces. It is not just the form that Duke is interested in; the surfaces of his unique sculptures are just as important. He is constantly experimenting with new ways to sculpt and shape these sophisticated and tactile forms that are both stimulating and interactive, something that is almost impossible to see from a photograph.
With so much uniformity around us, Duke welcomes the opportunity to express his own individuality through his work enabling his customers to express theirs by owning a unique piece of his work. Duke’s sculptures are something truly exceptional and timeless; a pleasure to live with and a delight to use, for now and succeeding generations. They are solid and still pieces that in today’s fast moving world make us stop and enjoy the moment…and just like a moment there will never be another one quite like it.
Whatever your reason commissioning a special piece of furniture or art, be it a birthday, anniversary, or wedding gift, something to celebrate a business success, graduation or to provide a focal point in your home or business, Duke would be happy to chat through your options and the commissioning process.