A day in the life of James Horsfall Draughtsman

Friday, 25 May 2018

What made you want to become a Draughtsman?

At 16 I applied for an apprenticeship in cabinet making, it was something that really interested me. As I progressed, I realised that my favorite part of the job was problem solving and engineering-based challenges. I learnt AutoCAD and set my sights on getting a job as a bespoke furniture draughtsman.

What 5 words describe Silverlining?

Phenomenal, Progressive, Passionate, Perfectionist, Pride

What made you choose SL as a company to work for?

As anybody in this industry knows Silverlining is regarded among the best of the best. After reaching out to them, they invited me for a tour. I came up for that first visit and was blown away by the quality of work and skills of the staff here. Not only did they offer me the opportunity to work with this amazingly talented team, they helped me and my wife relocate to Chester which was fantastic!

What’s the best thing about your job?

I have always been eager to learn and improve my skills, the wealth of knowledge and creative thinking is a constant source of inspiration. For me being able to be a part of this team and contribute to creating truly unique pieces of furniture and art work is a fantastic position to be in.

A day in the life of Lena Nordenstahl – Marquetarian

Friday, 18 May 2018

What made you want to become a Marquetarian?

Art and design and being creative have always been important to me. My plan was to become a furniture designer but after trying marquetry I changed my mind. I just loved the idea of combining art with wood working. To express myself by using different kinds of veneer and utilizing the grain direction to create something extraordinary. 15 years later and I know I made the right decision.

 

What 5 words describe Silverlining?

Passion, Encouraging, Intricate, Unique, Superior.

 

What made you choose SL as a company to work for?

I was working for a bespoke marquetry company when I first heard about Silverlining. It sounded like an interesting place so when my partner got a job as a cabinet maker at Silverlining I got a chance to have a look around the workshop.

My first impression was that this place was quite unique. And it was progressing fast and I felt I wanted to be part of that.

 

What’s the best thing about your job?

The opportunity to experiment with materials and techniques and that no day is the same.

Every project is different which means we constantly have to push and challenge ourselves.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Combining traditional and contemporary materials is part of the process at Silverlining. Here our resin specialist Matt Moss can be seen applying a layer of metallised composite to a table top, and also sharing his expertise with one of our newer members of the team.

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#resin #craftsman #metallised #furniture #finishing #workshop #mentor #skillshare

A day in the life of Alissa Brown Leather Worker.

Monday, 14 May 2018

How did you get into leather crafting?
I grew up within a family business which supplies leather and tools to the saddlery industry, so I always had an interest and understanding of the products and how they work.

What made you choose SL as a company to work for?
I became aware of SL through my family’s company and was given the chance to visit for the day. I was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to become a trainee leather worker 4½ years ago and have been here ever since.

What’s the best thing about your job?
That we get to solve new challenges with every new project and that I can come into work with an inspiring group of people knowing that no two days will be the same.

What 5 words describe Silverlining?
Original, Extravagant, Extraordinary, Challenging, British.

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#silverliningfurniture #luxury #handmade#leatherwork

A day in the life of John Lambert Project Manager

Monday, 14 May 2018

What made you want to become a Project Manager?
I joined Silverlining as a cabinet maker in 2003, throughout the years I have experienced lots of roles at Silverlining including workshop manager, draftsman and now project management. Throughout the years the foundations of cabinet making have remained the same. Thinking, planning, problem solving, precision and delivering results beyond the client expectations. Project management follows these same foundations, although there are more spreadsheets!

What 5 words describe Silverlining?
Creativity, Inspirational, dedication, lateral thinking, pride.

What made you choose SL as a company to work for?
I Joined Silverlining after returning from World-skills in Switzerland looking for a new home to refocus my efforts and develop my cabinet making skills. Silverlining kindly gave me the platform to indulge my skills and determination, direct them to greater and greater challenges.

What’s the best thing about your job?
I feel very lucky to work with a fantastic team with diverse skills and talents all working together to achieve the best possible furniture and artwork for our clients.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Silverlining Furniture is delighted to announce that we have won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018.

Her Majesty the Queen approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Silverlining Furniture receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category 2018.

It’s recognition for our clients, stakeholders and the Silverlining team who are helping us in realising our goal of being the most inspirational furniture maker of the 21st century.

Today’s stunning achievement comes on the back of our entry last month in The Sunday Times list of the top 100 fastest-growing Small Medium Enterprise Exporters.

Thank you so much for your support and trust in Silverlining.
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#silverlining #queensaward #queen#madeinuk #luxury #furniture #design#craftsmanship #inspiration

A day in the life of Herman Ejnefjall Cabinet Maker

Monday, 14 May 2018

What made you want to become a Cabinet Maker?
I have always loved to tinker and work with my hands, but I started out taking arts in college. It wasn’t before doing a woodworking course for extra credit that I discovered that Cabinet making was my calling.

What 5 words describe Silverlining?
Talent, Team, Evolving, Bespoke and of course Quality

What made you choose SL as a company to work for?
Moving to the UK from Sweden I knew that I wanted to work for a bespoke furniture company where I would be able to keep growing and learning as a maker. And SL is all about pushing the boundaries in furniture making and it doesn’t get more bespoke than this.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Pushing my skills to new levels and constantly learning and creating new ways to achieve furniture making perfection. And working with people that are passionate about their craft.

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Antelope Canyon – Inspired by the natural wonder of The Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA.
Changing striations of leather colour and thicknesses are exploited through stack laminating and hand carving, to mimic the water eroded canyon walls.
The result is an extraordinary visual effect utilising the thickness of the leather rather than the usual polished outer hide surface
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#silverlining #carvedleather #leather#pattern #antelopecanyon #madeinuk#luxurydesign #design #crafsmanship#walnut

A day in the life of Russell Dyson – Designer

Monday, 14 May 2018

What made you want to become a Designer?
I have always been fascinated with design, the idea of creating something new and exciting which other people love is a really fulfilling concept. Being a designer isn’t like doing any other job. It’s something that never stops, it’s an obsession, it’s a lifestyle.

How do you stay inspired? Or what inspires you?
Silverlining is a truly inspiring place. We have some of the best craftspeople in the world here! The ability to make the impossible possible, allows us the freedom to experiment with almost limitless form, extraordinary materials and emerging technologies allows us to produce furniture and artwork that not only cannot be replicated by anyone else, it completely surpasses our client’s expectations.

What made you choose SL as a company to work for?
I’ve always wanted to work at Silverlining. I live locally and from a young age I made it my goal to one day be a designer here. I joined as a design assistant back in 2014 and I’ve learnt an awful lot in these last 4 years from the two senior designers here, Jim Birch and Steven Hudson.

What 5 words describe Silverlining?
Innovation, Passion, Excellence, inspiring, limitless

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Bubble inspiration – our bubble timber textures are a subtle way of introducing fine accents of colour into an interior. The contrast in colour can be very subtle or bold depending on the desired effect.
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#colourinwood #bubbles #texture#artfurniture #bespokeinteriors #madeinuk#luxuryfinishes

A day in the life of Pete Kincaid – Draughtsman

Friday, 11 May 2018

How would you describe your first 6 months at Silverlining?
Fast paced, exciting and rewarding work with a great team.

What made you want to become a Draughtsman?
Having been trained in furniture making and having a good understanding of design the role of draughtman enables me to use all my technical and creative skills.

What made you choose Silverlining as a company to work for?
Silverlining has always been on my radar. The reputation for exceptional quality makes the company stand out from the crowd. It’s a place where the limits of bespoke furniture making are being pushed and the lines between fine furniture and fine art are being blurred.

Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and the team of highly skilled individuals work so well together, with everyone collaborating to problem solve and deliver.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Having relocated purposefully to join the company I enjoy my role of being an engineer and problem solver and the link between design studio and workshop.

I take huge pride in being part of a team that delivers extraordinary furniture.  Seeing finished pieces in all their glory, see them grow from the initial sketches I feel that I’m a part of something special.

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Cabinet maker Constant Mulet meticulously fits bespoke hinges into full gloss finish doors.

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#gloss #reflection #mirror #finish #finefurniture #bespoke #interiors #art #polish #detail #cabinetmaker #concentration

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Friday, 11 May 2018

From our Monaco 2013 collection, this sample shows off custom dyed black shagreen marquetry. The surround is carved ripple sycamore.

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#silverlining #silverliningfurniture #bespoke #marquetry #art #madeinuk #craftsmanship #shagreen #sycamore #design

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Finisher Matt Moss applying one of the many layers of lacquer to a large dining table component in one of our back-draft spray booths.

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#lacquer #finish #spraybooth #diningtable #furniture #workshop #bespoke #spraying

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Friday, 11 May 2018

As we develop each piece we’ll have regular dialogue with our client and their staff to ensure every detail is considered. The dinner set if often also bespoke so we have to be sure everything sits and works together in harmony.

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#artfurniture #makeinuk #handmade #bespokefurniture #cocobolo #micromarquetry #tableedge #finedining #ultimateluxury #yachtinterior

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Friday, 11 May 2018

We are lucky to have two large CNC machines at Silverlining, a 3 axis and this 5 axis being operated by Jason Roberts. These machines enable us to quickly machine large complex shaped components with ease.

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#cnc #machine #5axis #furnituredesign #contemporary #moderndesign #cad

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Every due care and attention is undertaken to ensure suitable veneer is selected for every piece we make. Each leaf is trimmed and numbered specifically to suit the clients chosen design.

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#veneer #wood #cabinetmaker #precision #attentiontodetail #bespoke #furniture #careandattention #details #diligence #design #artandcraft #luxury #finefurniture #hands

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Cabinet maker Gloria Laforet, hand sanding a ‘wenge’ coffee table top ready for finishing. Our sanding process is considered a precision artform at Silverlining.

#silverlining #furnituredesign #artfurniture #cabinetmaking #luxury #makeinuk #inspiring

International Womens Day – 8th March 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018

A day in the life of Kate Musselle Leather Shop Team Leader.

How would you describe your role in 5 words?
Creative, Innovative, Unique, Challenging, Fulfilling.

What does your job involve? How did you get into leather crafting?
I have always had a love of leather work and started my career as a Saddler.  My job now involves all aspects of the craft.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you and working at Silverlining?
It means a lot to me, it feel great to have such an important role doing a job I love in a normally male dominated environment.

What 5 words describe Silverlining?
Friendly, Community, Cutting Edge, Inspiring, Pride.

What the best thing about your job?
Apart from the breathtaking pieces we make, the best thing about my job is my team, who are all female I might add!

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