Simon Parsons

5th September – 22nd September

Simon Parsons designs and makes contemporary furniture based on mathematical formulas and a love of wood.  He has a strong desire to make the most of wood as a precious resource, and has a particular appreciation of Australian native species.  Most of the wood he uses is recycled.
Since he was 6 years old, his grandfather, William Oakley, the head carpenter at Windsor Castle until early 1980’s, made sure Simon had access to a steady stream of timber cut-offs to work with his simple set of tools. The enthusiasm for fashioning usable objects from scraps of wood never left him and Simon went ton to study furniture design and craftsmanship.