From their Sussex based workshop Forge Creative design and make bespoke furniture and products. They specialise in woodwork but also like to incorporate other materials such as metal, concrete and glass.
Forge Creative is the partnership of designer-makers Josh Kennard and Oliver Milne. They founded the company in 2013 with an ambition to put their creative skills to something meaningful. Driven not by money but the goal of fulfilment in a day to day job. Since then Josh and Oli have built a portfolio of commissioned projects and have developed their own range of furniture and products that they continue to add to.
We are all about inspired design, stunning materials (responsibly sourced) and superior hand-crafted products. Whether it's a dining table or a jewellery box, we love working with people to create something they will cherish. Our small team work personally on every project, ensuring it is made to the highest quality.
“Hey, how come your furniture is so much more expensive than Ikea?”
All of our furniture is designed by us and hand made to order, giving you the ability to customise every element. On top of this, each piece we create is made to last. We use solid timber and build everything to the highest standard so if looked after properly, there is no reason it shouldn’t last at least your lifetime, if not for many generations. We are confident in the quality of our furniture but if you were to have any issues we will repair the item free of charge (provided the issues aren’t caused by misuse).
We work mostly in wood but we occasionally use other materials such as concrete, steel and brass. We also like to experiment with new and interesting ways of using these materials to create satisfying surfaces to be enjoyed in your home. We hope these materials excite you and give you ideas for your future projects.