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John Pomfrey

Stainless Steel Dining Table

John Pomfrey designs and makes his own bespoke metal furniture and ornate metal structures for the home, garden and office, under the brand name of PMF Designs.

John was apprenticed at East Sussex Engineering, which at the time was one of the largest engineering companies in the South.  This gave him an extensive grounding in the various aspects of metalwork, from foundry through machine shop to fabrication and structural steelwork.

In recent years he has been involved in a number of prestigious furnishing contracts in the hotel industry.  His metal furniture and components are currently installed in Claridges and Waldorf hotels in London as well as The Sandy Lane Hotel, a luxury golf and spa resort in Barbados.  It was success in this field that fuelled John's desire to design and make his own handcrafted bespoke metal furniture.  He also creates ornate metal garden structures and recently worked on two prestigious gold medal winning gardens at Chelsea Flower Show 2005.

He likes to create furniture that is functional and has clean lines.  He works mainly with mild steel and stainless steel combining elements of other metals, glass, granites and solid woods to enhance the beauty of the metalwork.  John is a member of The Sussex Guild of designer makers.

Mild steel is finished in a variety of colours including bronze, pewter, dark graphite and manganese.  Whereas stainless steel is finished in a bright or satin polish, or bead-blasted to give a soft industrial lustre.

John welcomes individual commissions and further examples of his work can be seen on his website.

 
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