Craftsmanship Across the Board
Theo Cook has been a furniture maker for more than 20 years, and is currently on the Bespoke Guild Mark panel of judges for the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers in the UK. During his career Theo has been lucky enough to study and work at some of the finest workshops in the world. As part of his five-year apprenticeship at the Edward Barnsley Workshop in Hampshire, in the UK, he spent a year studying under James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods in California. After his apprenticeship, he stayed on at the Barnsley Workshop for two years as a craftsman, before working for prestigious furniture makers Senior and Carmichael as a senior craftsman for nine years. Theo is currently Vice Principle and Senior Tutor at Robinson House Studio in Newhaven, in the UK.
Theo has been awarded two Guild Mark certificates by The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers: one for a side table that he made while at the Edward Barnsley Workshop and another for a mechanical cylinder desk commissioned by the Marchioness of Bath. He has also had the privilege to make a commission for a duchess and a display cabinet for the former Lord Chancellor that resides in the Palace of Westminster.