Celebrating wood in winter

WILTSHIRE furniture designer Matthew Burt celebrates the beauty of the season,with an open weekend,  The Woods in Winter, on 27th and 28th November, at the shop in Hindon and the workshop and design studio just outside the village.

The shop will be decked out with beautiful pieces for Christmas and beyond. Rather than seeing winter as a time of bleakness and hibernation, they aim to proclaim it a time for reflection, togetherness and festivity.

The shop will also be showing sumptuous fabrics by GvE&Co, on loan from Georgina von Etzdorf and Jonathan Docherty from their shop at The Guild, Wilton, bringing colour and texture to the event and setting off Matthew’s designs with panache.

With the showroom being decorated, outside and in, with stunning lights, fruits, foliage and berries by Rosie Barrett Events, Matthew, Celia and the team are looking forward to bringing some festive joy to this wonderful corner of Wiltshire and introducing friends old and new to their exceptional and extraordinary works.

The shop, workshop and design studio will be open on Saturday from noon to 8pm, and Sunday from noon to 4pm. The event will continue at the shop only, during normal opening hours, until lunchtime on Thursday 23rd December.

Matthew Burt, one of the country’s leading furniture designers, founded his eponymous company with his wife, Celia, in 1978, building a small workshop in their garden from where they began to design, make and distribute his unique, timeless creations.

Now, over 40 years later, the business occupies two sites in Hindon, Wiltshire, and supplies 21st century English furniture to clients in this country and internationally.