Uniqueworks Welsh Handmade Furniture at The Chelsea Flower Show

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Article in Welsh Country Magazine      Jan/Feb 2013 Issue

2013 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show and Pembrokeshire furniture-makers, Uniqueworks, have been asked to create a special piece of furniture for the National Botanic Garden of Wales show garden.

The furniture will be made from oak wood from a tree which once grew in the Garden’s estate – planks from the tree had been left neglected in a barn for years.

The Throne Was Created From These Old Planks Creating The Grand Throne For The NBGW. Uniqueworks Handmade Furniture The Grand Throne by Uniqueworks Handmade Furniture. At The NBGW

 

Uniqueworks craftsman Jake Humphries said  “We are thrilled to be working with the Botanic Gardens for Chelsea – it’s such an exciting opportunity and a real privilege. We’ll be collaborating with garden designers and former Chelsea Gold Medal winners, Kati Crome & Maggie Hughes and hoping for another gold!’’

Uniqueworks have already displayed their furniture-making skills by creating a Grand Throne of solid Welsh oak, now permanently on show in the main entrance to the Botanic Gardens. Visitors are encouraged to take a seat and experience their inner king or queen! “We’re hoping that one of those of those visitors will be the Garden’s patron, Prince Charles – he’s a real champion of traditional skills and craftsmanship, using local materials – and that’s what Uniqueworks is all about.”

“Our customers are people who value and cherish quality and as our name suggests, every piece we make is a one-off, unique item of handmade furniture and it’s made to last – it’ll probably be around long after I will!”

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