THE LONDON PLANE PROJECT

The London Plane Project is a comprehensive exploration of one material - the timber of the London Plane tree. Restricting my palate to this one tree species, I have designed and made a small collection of wild craft furniture with modernist stylings. In the last two years I have become fascinated by this ubiquitous London tree, sucking up our pollution and dulling the noise – doing everything for us when alive but as a furniture timber it remains underused.  Between the commission furniture that accounts for the majority of my practice, I have taken the opportunity to comprehensively explore this specific tree species to discover its versatilities and possibilities. Read more………


BESPOKE COMMISSIONS

Commissioned work for private individuals and commercial businesses. Commissioning a bespoke piece of fine furniture starts with your idea - describe the pieces that you have imagined but cannot source and working together we can create truly unique furniture that fits your space, your aesthetic and your love of quality. Previous commissions include tables, chairs, cocktail cabinets, desks and sideboards .....more


Elephant Park Timber Re-use Project

The Elephant Park Timber project was devised by Lend Lease UK to re-purpose trees removed during the regeneration of Elephant & Castle in central London.  To help progress this ground breaking project, Lend Lease called on Lantern to provide expert advice on London timber, they identified ways in which the felled timber could be reused around the site by local people. Lantern have also worked with Lend Lease to replace the removed trees and add several hundred more trees of diverse species to sit beside the London Plane trees that were retained. .....more


American English

This collection is inspired by the Stickley 'Prairie style' or 'Mission' furniture of the American Arts & Crafts movement, American English combines the clarity and honesty of the originals with a cleaner, lighter finish and improved comfort.....more


Heliconia Furniture Design

I am a designer and maker of bespoke wooden furniture, using everything from traditional woodworking skills to modern technology to create modern heritage pieces.  Involving the client in the design process from the outset, I encourage a sense of co-operation and mutual creativity that is beyond the usual shopping experience. View previous commissions here

Based in Bermondsey, South London - I provide a bespoke commission service for private individuals and commercial businesses.

Christopher Burley


Variations on my previous work are available to buy.  Email for prices and hi-res images