In the Laser Shop

Monday, 30 November 2015

Lena Noredenstahl is a skilled marquetry person responsible for turning design concepts into artworks using both hand cutting and laser skills. Lena works in an array of materials including straw, wood veneer, metallised resin, leather and Mother of Pearl.

“Silverlining is a great place to work, no two jobs are the same, everything brings new challenges. The relaxed atmosphere is great and I’m allowed time to experiment and test new techniques”.

In the Finishing Shop

Friday, 27 November 2015

In our finishing department Steve Jones is preparing the surface of a 4.5 metre marquetry inlaid dining table for its top coat of lacquer. Steve is one of the longest serving members of the finishing department and has worked on some of the most technically challenging pieces.

“Before joining Silverlining I worked as a furniture finisher for mundane production furniture, I moved to Silverlining as I wanted to progress further in my field and I knew Silverlining produces some of Britain’s finest furniture.”

In the Workshop

Thursday, 26 November 2015

In the workshop Lizzy Ashworth is hand carving solid oak and creating the surface texture for one of our 2015 Monaco samples. Lizzy has worked for Silverlining for 2 years. Lizzy then underwent training in a specialist carving school in Finland and now specialises in decorative wood carving.

“Silverlining has given me the opportunity to use my skills and develop my creativity. I also have plenty of opportunities to broaden my skills into other aspects of the company such as laser operation, Straw Marquetry and Leather work.”

Metallised Resin as Art

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Matthew Moss is applying the metallised grout between the textured metal panels on a client coffee table. The table concept is derived from plane tree leaves falling on flags stones. Matthew started at Silverlining as a trainee in our finishing shop after leaving school, just over three years ago. He now specialises in metallised resin artworks.

“Everyday is a challenge, facing new and exciting aspects of the projects that push me to achieve new levels in my career”

Research and Experimentation

Friday, 20 November 2015

Lead designer Jim Birch examines some experiments that have been carried out in Silverlining’s
leather department.

Jim has 9 years experience working in the luxury interior and furniture design industry, almost 4 of those spent at Silverlining.
“At Silverlining I am constantly being challenged and inspired by the people we work with and the people around me”


In the Finishing Shop

Monday, 16 November 2015

Master French polisher Gary Brown adds finishing touches to a piece that was debuted at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.

Gary has 32 years of experience, 20 of which are on bespoke yacht interiors. His master skills have taken him too many corners of the world, China, Turkey and Italy to name a few.
“At Silverlining we are always asked to achieve new standards. Working within a team to formulate new ideas and putting them in to practice is an inspiring way to work”.

In the Leather Shop

Monday, 09 November 2015

A large order of shagreen skin arrives from our supplier. 1000+ skins will be used on 3 pieces going into production. The shagreen skin is dyed to a custom colour and hand cut before being applied to the furniture. Each skin has to be inspected and then hung to ensure it is completely dry before we can begin to work with it.