Martin Collingbourne is an artisan carpenter, who, together with his wife (designer Angela Hope) creates unique hand made furniture. He specialises in kitchens, libraries and studies.

In his studio in the Languedoc region of France, he combines ‘found’ objects with new timber to create his unique pieces. Each item is hand painted with layers of hand tinted colour to create an aged patina.

Martin and Angela also run residential courses in France. Amongst the relaxing surroundings at La Son, guests can attend a French brocante and purchase an item of old furniture. During the following two days they can learn how to turn it into something entirely different with creative paint techniques.

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