A day in the life of Daniel Lloyd-Davies – Marquetarian

Friday, 22 June 2018

What made you want to become a Marquetarian?

 

I have always been interested in the arts, throughout school and university and in my career, I have worked with all sorts of materials in different areas – ceramics, glass and metal. Wood has always been a favorite and this seemed like a great challenge and opportunity.

 

 

What 5 words describe Silverlining?

Perfection, visionary, passionate, original, innovation

 

 

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

 

I worked for a leading ceramic company which had a similar client base. I heard about SL through them. Once I saw what SL does It looked such an inspirational place to work, when you see it for the first time and look around its impossible not to be impressed. I had to get my foot in the door!

 

 

What’s the best thing about your job?

 

We never make the same pieces twice, so every project is different with new challenges. I have real freedom to develop ideas and techniques, working with so many talented people is so much fun and I learn new things constantly. I also enjoy working closely with like-minded people.

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#silverlining #furnituredesign #luxury #craftsmanship #marquetry

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

We’ve been thoroughly inspired this week by shapes, materials, textures, light, shadows, there’s motivation to be found everywhere

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#inspiration #jorislaarman #vitra #eames #contemporary #design #materials #3dprinting

A day in the life of Niall Keegan Cabinet Maker

Friday, 15 June 2018

What made you want to become a Cabinet Maker?

I became interested in cabinet making during secondary school in a woodworking class.  From there I found a degree course at my local design college in Ireland and that’s where I discovered my passion for cabinet making and haven’t looked back since.

 What 5 words describe Silverlining?

Creative, innovation, collaborative, interesting, prestigious.

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

 In my final year of college, we were asked to research a company and take part in a work placement. I wanted to go to the best of the best! so once I had found Silverlining, I knew this was the company and my dream job. 4 years later and I’m still blown away by what we produce as a team.

 What’s the best thing about your job?

 The constant learning, challenging my skills and travelling all around the world to fit our furniture.

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#silverlining #furnituredesign #artfurniture #cabinetmaking #luxury

 

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Cabinet maker Herman Ejenfjall checking every detail of this 9 meter dining table made for a private residence is up to scratch.

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#silverliningfurniture #bespoke #craftsmanship #madeinuk #furnituredesign #diningtable

A day in the life of Alex Ronald – Designer

Friday, 08 June 2018

What made you want to become a designer?

I always wanted to be a designer. I liked art and creative subjects in school so became interested in the aesthetics of objects, especially cars from an early age. Becoming a designer always felt like a natural progression.

How do you stay inspired? Or what inspires you?

Silverlining is a creative and inspiring place to work with a talented design team – discussing projects within the team provides a lot of inspiration. We do a lot of research into new techniques, technologies and materials and think about how they can be applied in innovative ways to create amazing bespoke furniture. Many of our designs are heavily influenced by nature which is a constant source of inspiration.

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

The opportunity to design incredible pieces that push the boundaries of what’s possible in furniture design, also to learn about the luxury bespoke market and all the materials, techniques and finishes that are involved. Work is also close to my house.

What 5 words describe Silverlining?

Iconic, inspirational, aspirational, creativity, excellence

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#silverliningfurniture #designer #design #luxury #bespoke #furniture #sketch

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018

At Silverlining we are always pushing materials and technology to their absolute limits through form and texture.

 

These two pieces were developed for the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016, using contrasting materials of solid Brazilian lacewood, hand tooled black coach hide leather, custom dyed ripple sycamore and embossed grey coach hide leather respectively.

 

#silverliningfurniture #bespoke #luxuryfurniture #madeinengland #bespokedesign #silverlining #monacoyachtshow #leather #luxurydesign #luxury #lacewood #interiordesign #craftsmanship #photography

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Friday, 01 June 2018

Developed for the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, ‘Butterfly Kaleidoscope’ combines digital design, colour chemistry and micro laser cutting, shading and etching to create the alluring opaque and translucent life like butterflies.

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#silverliningfurniture #bespoke #luxuryfurniture #madeinengland #bespokedesign #silverlining #monacoyachtshow

A day in the life of Matt Dickson Project Manager

Friday, 01 June 2018

A day in the life of Matt Dickson Project Manager
What made you want to become a Project Manager?
I have always had a love of furniture, from university, running my own business as a designer maker, through to growing my knowledge, working further in the industry. I feel I have grown into this position and enjoy the challenges and creativity involved.
What 5 words describe Silverlining?
Peerless quality through dedicated teamwork.
What made you choose SL as a company to work for?
I want to be the best I can be, and Silverlining share this ethos. I feel proud to be part of the team, enjoy learning, continually improving and contributing every day.
What’s the best thing about your job?
There are many parts to my job I enjoy: working closely with clients, designers, & suppliers. seeing a design develop from initial idea, to completed & installed onsite. I love to help orchestrate producing fine furniture that surpasses our client’s expectations, within our team of incredibly talented and dedicated individuals (& nice people they are too!).
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#silverliningfurniture #luxury#projectmanager #bespoke#projectmanagement

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!

The Sunday Times – SME Export Track 100

Monday, 26 February 2018

Silverlining is thrilled to be ranked 61 in The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 – Britain’s SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales.

 

SME Export Track  100

Falling Droplets White

Friday, 29 September 2017

Materials – Dyed birdseye maple, brass and white mother of pearl
Finish – Mirror polished lacquer

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