My name is Tim Evershed. I work as a designer and craftsman from my studio at the edge of the River Hamble in Hampshire.
I focus on fitness for purpose, proportion, material and form, delivering balanced design that sits well in both a traditional and contemporary setting for many years.
A piece of furniture crafted by hand will provide joy over its lifetime of use. Natural materials have their own warmth and their own resonance. Materials that are unrefined bare the markings of age well - By using wood, leather and river rush as our medium, we can be sure that a piece of furniture becomes more beautiful the more that it is used.
Throughout 2017 and beyond I will be sourcing and drying my own timber responsibly on site. By doing so, I ensure greater ownership of the furniture making process, and so reduce our carbon footprint. As a furniture maker I believe that it’s our role to endorse sustainability and longevity through dedicated craftsmanship.
I formed Brook Studio in 2016 and now handcraft furniture to order as well as handle bespoke commissions for interior designers, architects and private clients. I also work on a freelance basis, collaborating with retailers and manufacturers.
Awards / Exhibitions
Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers Design Prize - Commendation 2017
Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design 2017
Selected for New Designers One Year On 2017
Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey 2017
Shortlisted Apprenticeship of the Year 2017
Selected for Ideal Home Show 2017
Selected for Crafts Council Hothouse 2017
Crafts magazine 2017
New Forest Show 2016 - Best Entry, Best crafted