David Gates, Furniture Maker
David Gates designs and makes bespoke furniture from his south London workshop. A winner of the Jerwood Award for Contemporary Making in 2010, David’s London practice draws together a multi-stranded approach to designing and making, combinging exceptional craftsmanship with academic study. His PhD research at Kings College London focuses on the communicative practices, narratives and discourses of craft.
David has presented two exceptional pieces of furniture for The New Craftsmen’s pop-up shop, both of which are available for commission; a visually light and dynamic dining table made from quarter-sawn European oak and black steel, as well as the Silo collector’s cabinet, which with its multiple hand dovetailed draws, contrasting timbers, and enameled copper handles.