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PILLIER BESPOKE FURNITURE
The base of the Pillier Live Edge Console Table is steel sprayed blackÂ matt to compliment the 4cm depth of the English Oak top.
Starting at the bottom with 4 sheath feet, a quarter up from that, a solid metal shelf, all supporting a solidÂ Oak top with a live edge. Two pippy Oak bow ties and one Elm bow tie has been inserted 1.25cm down to support the natural knots afterwhich a clear resin infill. Finished with a generous amount of premium Danish oil.
James Pillier works from his studio in Oxfordshire. With a penchant for large dining tables .
I started my career as an apprentice in 2000 with
the supervision of The Compagnons of the Tour de France, Franceâ€™s best known
I worked for two years in southwest France, in
Bordeaux, where I won a Gold and Silver medal as the Best Apprentice of the
Dordogne region and Aquitaine. I then spent some time travelling round France
perfecting my trade and learning from the best joiners in the country.
I took part in the French National Joinery
Competition, which is part of the World Skills Competition where I was one of
the youngest competitors ever to participate and was voted fifth best. After
the competition I decided to broaden my skills in England and rejoin my roots.
After some years working in the country, in November 2010 I was elected as a
member of the Institute of Carpenters of the UK.
Boasting 18 years of experience and having learned
from the best in both France and the UK, I decided to start my own business in
April of 2014. My experience has taught me that quality of workmanship is
valued above all else and as my client you deserve nothing less.
The story about the tables.
After a few years doing all sorts of lovely joinery
and cabinet making, Â l have decided to branch out into tables. Why tables?
you may ask. Â Well, firstly it is the wood. By working with responsible
mills that specialise in salvaging diseased or felled trees whenever possible, l
only offer my clients the finest wood with the least environmental impact, very
rare and huge pieces with provenance and magical history. Some of those tree
planks are more than 500 years old, like diamonds, no two are the same, such a
joy to work with.
Secondly it is the creative challenge, the head
scratching around all the different designs, functionality, uniqueness and
ergonomics, striving for the next award winning table.
Thirdly, all the different materials that can be
used and associated with a tableÂ like bronze, copper, brass, steel, glass
etc, with all the different technical and structural implications.
Finally, each table is custom made to order, or
ready to go, one of a kind, to be the hallmark of your home, signed, dated,
stamped and with a certificate of authenticity, it is a pleasure to personally
deliver each table,seeing the client smile when a true family heirloom is