Chris Bose has been designing and making furniture for many years. His first commissioned work was to design and produce functional tables and chairs for hotels and bars in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. But with an admiration for good and distinctive furniture design, Chris soon embarked on a journey to design and produce beautiful individual pieces that pushed boundaries and stood out from the crowd.
He has always had a fascination for furniture production with his earliest inspiration coming from first-hand childhood experience. Chris was born in India and lived in Calcutta until his late teens. It was the Indian street scenes of his then home city that left a lasting impression. He often watched metal workers with basic tools, bend shape and produce practical affordable furniture.
Chris has no formal design training so is completely self-taught. He is an intuitive designer, always able to find practical solutions when creating each new piece. His enthusiasm for design and production has been the driving force behind creating The Chris Bose range of furniture.
Before Furniture – Chris began his working life as a young apprentice jockey in the grounds of The Royal Calcutta Turf Club, Calcutta, India. But in 1975 just before completing his training he left India with his family to begin a new life in England.
Suna has a background in textile design. Since working with Chris she has transferred her design skills from fabric to furniture. With a love of colour and texture Suna works closely with Chris helping to expand the existing furniture range with new and exciting pieces. Custom paint finishes will feature in the coming year ahead.
Suna and Chris enjoy sharing ideas and pooling resources. They look forward to a continued and successful collaboration on future design and production.
Our furniture is designed, made and finished all within our Sussex workshop. Because of this we are able to offer a truly bespoke service and maintain a high standard of workmanship throughout the whole production process. We will hand finish to our customers’ specified requirements and offer help and advice in choosing the right piece.
We aim to make interesting and individual furniture and enjoy the creative challenge that comes with making each new piece. All our furniture comes in standard sizes and finishes but with so many finishing variants, it’s possible to select different combinations of woods and metals finishes to create your own distinct style.
If you like a particular piece but feel the size isn’t right for you then we are always happy to work with you to find an appropriate solution. Call us for a chat on 01825 765612 or if you need any more information regarding the furniture and finishes.
About our finishes
We specialise in using our own applied metal finishes to create stunning effects. Using molten metal our finishes mimic the appearance of cast bronze, copper or brass and can be either sealed at point of production or left to age naturally over time. Antique bronze is especially popular because of its warm and luxurious appearance. While copper, brass and verdigris give a real wow effect. We also use the ever popular mirror polished stainless steel for a complete contemporary look.
Our custom paint finishes are a new departure for us. We now produce striking individual finishes that create a completely new and alternative look. There are five different effects to choose from which come finished in either ultra-gloss, satin or matt and with your choice of colour from hot red to cool blue and perhaps something more subtle in between.
Telephone – 01825 765612