Over thirty years’ experience as a highly skilled woodcarver and furniture maker has led to Julian’s deep understanding of his medium, wood. This, combined with a lifelong affinity with nature, has resulted in the creation of beautiful sculptures. These capture and use the natural quality and character of the wood, translating into fluid and tactile forms. His wide-ranging drawing and design skills have enabled him to produce personalised woodcarvings and furnishings which reflect the lifestyle and passions of the client.
Much of Julian’s work is commissioned by private clients all over the world and entails working with top interior designers, furniture companies and architects, ranging from classical to contemporary designs. He produces highly original pieces, often inspired by the Art Nouveau period, Islamic culture and great names such as Chippendale and William Kent, among others. Another influence is one of Julian’s favourite periods, the 18th Century, with its lavishly carved Venetian furniture, French chairs and English chinoiserie, of which he also makes meticulous copies that can be ultimately enhanced by the use of the finest gilding, painting and marbling, polishing and upholstery.
Julian’s work encompasses tables, consoles, chairs, settees, mirrors, chandeliers, stools, lamps, lighting, sculptures