About Sebastian blakeley design -an evolution of experience

From a very early age Sebastian Blakeley displayed a prodigious affinity with fine craftsmanship.  An affinity that has led him through “an evolution of experience.”

From his post London College of Furniture days, his first workshop in East Sussex; mastering cabinet making, period oak restoration, wood carving and wood turning, to twelve years in Italy working closely alongside the highly sophisticated Italian furniture industry, a design partnership in Berlin and managing numerous highly skilled building restauration projects in Southern Spain. 

The Sebastian Blakeley Design Partnership was setup in 2014 to be an online forum to promote and sell Sebastian’s singularly unique and original furniture.

Drawing on Sebastian’s diverse and expansive skill set coupled with his partner Marianna Lassalle’s business acumen and administration Sebastian Blakeley Design has set its sights on refining and defining inspirational design, superb master craftsmanship and innovative furniture solutions.

With acute attention to detail and a sincere respect of their clients wishes, all furniture’s leaving the Sebastian Blakeley Design Workshops are truly hand crafted and hand finished, numbered limited editions or completely unique “one off” commissions.

The pieces are delivered and/or shipped accompanied by their own certificate of provenance. A guarantee of quality, and longevity.

Our furniture is created to be the design classics of tomorrows generations. Carefully selected, managed forestry North American or European hardwoods are beautifully hand crafted, lovingly hand finished with natural oils, combined with cutting edge technology metalwork and completed when required with superb upholstery. 

“These contemporary ‘masterpieces’ are studied examples of well thought out ergonomics, created with the “soul” objective of bringing great pleasure to our clients and to their future generations.”
— Sebastian Blakeley
Looking back is interesting because without a shade of doubt those years in Italy and the visits to Milan remain a deep influence in my designs and concepts. Yet the initial traditional craftsman/restoration years in England; instilled in me a profound understanding, appreciation and respect for wood, for the trees and for the forests.

For Sebastian Blakeley this respect of wood has to be present in his work, a tangible experience in both his furniture and private commissions.