What is your life well lived?
For me, a life well lived is time spent in my workshop. I’m a scientist by day and a furniture guy by night. It’s a mad combo. My job is very, very knowledge-based and there’s no sense of touch or feel. The touch aspect of furniture restoration is very nourishing for me.
Tell us a bit about your workspace?
It has natural light, which is something I never had in previous workshops, four walls and some nice furniture. I personally think it’s the best workshop on the planet but maybe I’m biased. (it’s open on weekends 12-4pm, so come see for yourself.)
What advice would you share with people who are new to considering vintage furniture for their home?
Don’t rush and always prioritise comfort over look. Also understand that vintage means that it’s had a previous life, so dents, scratches and stains are all part of the beauty.
“If you know what to do and are willing to put in the work there’s opportunity and possibility in most things. If you spend time and love with an object, you’re going to get it to a better end point than if you disregarded it immediately.”