Christian Watson is a new name in British furniture design. His strikingly minimal debut collection includes a range of statement pieces and functional designs that are unified by a pared-back palette of materials and an uncompromising commitment to British craftsmanship.
The signature range comprises future heirlooms such as the dynamic Severus lounger – a contemporary take on the classic chaise longue which is available in sustainable Portuguese cork or upholstered in 100% British wool. The range also includes statement pieces such as the monochromatic Wandle desk, which is made entirely from metal, whereas the more functional designs, such as the Bennerly mirror and Timperly chair, have been conceived and crafted to outlive fleeting trends and adapt to any environment.
Each piece in the signature collection embodies Christian’s unique and innovative approach to contemporary furniture making whilst showcasing his understated design aesthetic. Christian trained at Robinson House Studio in Sussex, where he was taught that the relentless pursuit of perfection must be applied to the entire furniture-making process, from sourcing the highest-quality materials, to working with highly-skilled craftsmen. It is this holistic approach to design that has been applied to three key offerings: the core collection, a tailored option and a bespoke service.
Each piece in the core collection is hand-made to order which enables the studio to offer clients a range of tailored options, including a choice of materials, colours, sizes and configurations. This service has the benefit of ensuring each piece not only works in its intended space, but also retains the integrity of the original design.