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Simon Thomas Pirie - Simon Pirie

Bespoke Furniture Maker and Interiors

Simon Thomas Pirie are makers of beautiful contemporary furniture, kitchens, interiors and public art commissions.

Simon’s furniture is usually made in native hardwoods. His work is a blend of contemporary form and classic elegance, combined with the highest quality craftsmanship from his small but dedicated team of makers.

The workshops based near Bere Regis are open to visitors by appointment and Simon regularly exhibits the work of other complimentry artists in his gallery space alongside his furniture.

Simon originally trianed as a sculptor but a lifelong interest in timber brought him to study at John Makepeaces’ Hooke Park College, where he gained a Master of Science degree. The idea of the experimental campus in the woods was to link forestry with manufacture and design, and so make greater use of the ultimate sustainable material – timber. This principle has remained core to Simon’s design and making philosophy ever since.

After some years teaching design at University degree level, he established his first workshop in 1998, in Dorset, England. Since then the business has expanded into larger premises at Briantspuddle. Whether it’s a small side table, a stunning kitchen or seating for a town square, all the work that leaves the Courtyard Workshop and Gallery is given the same attention to detail. Simon also enjoys working with architects and interior designers on larger projects and has established a strong track record of working collaborativly.

The Courtyard Workshop
Rogers Hill Farm
Bere Regis
Dorset DT2 7HJ
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01929 471900
Mobile: 07802 895939

#Trainingday with @SawTec Brian on our new #AltendorfF45 . Getting that Friday feeling! pic.twitter.com/CDBwZKRCVJ

Big day at STP with @SawTec delivering lovely new #AltendorfF45 saw pic.twitter.com/YP0Si1jNyH

Brad doing final touches levelling feet before this set of 8 Gabriel chairs go to the finishing shop pic.twitter.com/7D5eaYv0Vs