CRAFTSMANSHIP

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Forever weaving technical skill with a mastering of materials, we understand the need to bring joy to our customers.
Traditional and contemporary joinery, fine furniture and design techniques unite to meet high tolerances and exacting standards. Technology as well as hand skills are carefully combined but the makers hand (and soul) remain ever present.
We champion natural materials and enjoy native timbers which are carefully sourced, selected and sensitively placed within the project. 
Forever weaving technical skill with a mastering of materials, we understand the need to bring joy to our customers.
Traditional and contemporary joinery, fine furniture and design techniques unite to meet high tolerances and exacting standards. Technology as well as hand skills are carefully combined but the makers hand (and soul) remain ever present.
We champion natural materials and enjoy native timbers which are carefully sourced, selected and sensitively placed within the project. 

Marc Ellis

With a colourful creative history and traditional training in fine furniture making and design, Special Branch’s founder Marc Ellis cultivated a unique approach to a modern furniture studio. His background in sub-culture and performance art brings an unprecedented versatility to the workshop, with a receptive and tailored approach to the commissioning process. With over 35 years of making experience, Marc leads a strong team with honesty, integrity, and passion.

Marc Ellis

With a colourful creative history and traditional training in fine furniture making and design, Special Branch’s founder Marc Ellis cultivated a unique approach to a modern furniture studio. His background in sub-culture and performance art brings an unprecedented versatility to the workshop, with a receptive and tailored approach to the commissioning process. With over 35 years of making experience, Marc leads a strong team with honesty, integrity, and passion.

Marc Ellis

With a colourful creative history and traditional training in fine furniture making and design, Special Branch’s founder Marc Ellis cultivated a unique approach to a modern furniture studio. His background in sub-culture and performance art brings an unprecedented versatility to the workshop, with a receptive and tailored approach to the commissioning process. With over 35 years of making experience, Marc leads a strong team with honesty, integrity, and passion.

Furniture Workshop + Design Studio

Furniture Workshop + Design Studio

Driven by a passion for great craftsmanship, our highly experienced, creative and dedicated team bring a wealth of expertise to every commission. A project manager, designer and lead cabinet maker will advise and oversee each job from concept through to completion.

Driven by a passion for great craftsmanship, our highly experienced, creative and dedicated team bring a wealth of expertise to every commission. A project manager, designer and lead cabinet maker will advise and oversee each job from concept through to completion.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Making with a conscience – we are forward-thinking, forever focused on our environmental impact and ways to improve it. From a solar panelled workshop to plastic free packaging wherever possible, we strive to promote recyclable, compostable materials and invest in creating furniture built for a lifetime.
Making with a conscience – we are forward-thinking, forever focused on our environmental impact and ways to improve it. From a solar panelled workshop to plastic free packaging wherever possible, we strive to promote recyclable, compostable materials and invest in creating furniture built for a lifetime.
Read our environmental policy
Read our environmental policy

“WE BELIEVE IN CREATING JOY THROUGH OUR CREATIONS AND COLLABORATE WITH TALENTED CRAFTSMEN AND SUPPLIERS WHO SHARE OUR VISION”

MARC ELLIS
– FOUNDER + DIRECTOR