Alan Thomas’s off the wall furniture

Alan Thomas, former research scientist, now conceptual modern furniture designer and maker. He took the time here to really express his creativity and made some fantastic unique pieces; definitely of the mind set that while you have the freedom to make whatever you want, then you must use that freedom to take huge risks. It is a consensus belief here that the risks Alan took have really paid off. Alan is now setting up his own business based in Bude.


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