ISSUE 46  |  Harvest

London Design Week: Furniture from Barnby Day

November 12, 2012 4:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Spotted at Design Junction during London Design Week: the work of Barnby Day, two friends who share a passion for designing and making furniture simply and with intelligence, in Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh border.

Above: The Bridge Hall Table ideal in a hallway; £850.

Above: The Bridge Hall Table comes in oak and sycamore but other combinations of wood can be specified.

Above: The Barnby Day design philosophy follows the Dieter Rams principle: "Good design should be as little design as possible." The Bridge Bench with felt insert works well as a hall table; £550.

Above: Frame Desk in oak and sycamore; £950.

Above: Stools made from local ash with felt inserts, £75; and small table, £160.

Above: The Barnby Day barn where friends Robert Barnby and Lewis Day collaborate and create in Hay-on-Wye.

N.B. Lewis Day left a career in engineering to work in wood; see 4592 images of Wood in our Gallery of rooms and spaces to see why.