Combining heritage crafts into fine furniture

A recent Angus Ross x Melin Tregwynt collaboration utilises sustainable materials from both businesses, combining heritage crafts into fine furniture.

Angus Ross ‘transforms local sustainable wood into exquisite furniture for homes, gardens and public places’. The resulting furniture pieces are finely crafted. They are hand-finished and designed to become heritage pieces. The materials are sustainable and long-lasting.

Angus Ross recently collaborated with Melin Tregwynt to upholster the Caora Low Lounge Chair in their lambswool range. The chair, alongside other Angus Ross furniture and textiles from Melin Tregwynt, was exhibited at the London Design Fair. 

Angus Ross fine furniture
The Caora Chair from Angus Ross fine furniture

The Caora chair is made from locally sourced oak or ash. Both woods came from Perthshire, the county surrounding Angus Ross’s workshop. The team at Angus Ross specialise in steam bending wood into curvaceous designs, as seen in the back rail of this chair. Fine details such as the bridle joints that join legs to back and the peg detail on the backrest make these pieces of furniture extra special. 

The chairs have deep cushions which are upholstered in Vintage Rose Lambswool textile woven in the mill at Melin Tregwynt. The mill has been operating at the site in Pembrokeshire since the 17th Century and still uses traditional methods today. 

Melin Tregwynt textiles ‘are simple in spirit, satisfying in quality and timeless in design’. They specialise in doublecloth. Doublecloth is a versatile, warm and resilient cloth. Wool is sustainable too. 

Combining heritage crafts into fine furniture

Angus Ross have been part of the Blue Patch community for many years and more recently so have Melin Tregwynt since 2019. We love to see different businesses in our community share their sustainability ethos and work together on collaborative projects. 

Angus Ross says ‘We felt an affinity with their rural craft business, as they are using a local material in a traditional way, whilst supporting a local circular economy.”

The chairs are part of the made-to-order collection at Angus Ross. Those that were shown at the fair will be available to purchase; one in oak with slate upholstery and one in ash with mead upholstery. Future orders will have a lead time of six to eight weeks. 

The other pieces of furniture on display on the Angus Ross x Melin Tregwynt stand at London Design Fair were the Prism Side Table in ash and the Prism Plant Stand. The Haiku stools were on display on the separate Blue Patch ‘Homes with a Heart’ stand. These are all made-to-order alongside the Dalerb Garden Set that was launched at Chelsea Flower Show this year. 

Purchasing less furniture of a better quality is a key aspect of sustainable living. Both businesses are experts at what they do. The results speak for themselves, successfully combining heritage crafts into fine furniture that is exceptional. 

For more information on the Caora chair or the made-to-measure range from Angus Ross, visit their website. To purchase wool products or visit the mill at Melin Tregwynt, please visit their website. 

Annette Clubley

Annette is a keen wildlife conservationist, mindful of sustainability and our impact on the environment. Outside of work, family is her focus and she loves teaching the next generation to enjoy the outdoors.