Saturday, 10 March 2012

Block & Chisel

The story of Block & Chisel is a natural progression; beginning with a simple passion for antique furniture and leading up to the unmistakably rough hewn, handcrafted pieces that we see the company producing today.

Lynn McAdam opened her first antique shop at the age of 17, trawling the auction rooms and buying old and new furniture to stock her fledgling business. Years of buying trips around the world have honed Lynn’s intuitive eye for timeless quality and great design, as well as her innate passion for unique and beautiful pieces. A passion she shares with her husband Sibley.

It was through restoring antiques that Sibley McAdam learnt the techniques for building his own furniture – as well as re-styling and re-finishing existing pieces. A process of trial and error would lead to Sibley and his team developing their unique “antiquing” and painting techniques.

Together, Lynn and Sibley have created a look that is unmistakably Block & Chisel – classically inspired, lasting design pieces accented by unique, one-off treasures and an overall eclectic flair. The result is a softer, more comfortable look that is incredibly easy to live with.

Inspired by the past, handcrafted for the future.

Find a Block & Chisel store here.

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