Mallinson

Mallinson

Description

I originally trained as a cabinetmaker at Parnham House/The John Makepeace school for craftsmen in wood. After an apprenticeship in David Fields' workshop in London, I went on to the Royal College of Art to study furniture design. With that basis and those professional qualifications (I can put MA, RCA and MCSD after my name!), I've since spent many years working as a cabinet- maker and furniture designer, with a wide range of corporate and private clients.

Over the years I've founded and managed On-The-Line Design, a multidisciplinary design consultancy in Chelsea Harbour, and then Guy Mallinson Furniture. This developed to become Mallinson Ltd, specialising in custom design and cabinetmaking for private and corporate clients. The workshop grew to sixteen cabinetmakers in a well equipped workshop in Fulham, taking on large-scale contemporary commissions.

From 2000 to mid-2004, Mallinson Ltd was heavily involved in the development of new wood bending technologies - work which included the manufacture and processing of Bendywood® and Thermaflex® as well as design consultancy and prototyping services for projects using these products.

The LABAN project was the first major public installation using Bendywood®; the architects were Herzog & De Meuron, with manufacture, design and development by Mallinson Ltd. In 2003 Herzog & De Meuron won the Stirling Prize for their work on LABAN, and in the same year, Mallinson Ltd won the FX International Interior Design Award for Best Public Space Installation for the project.

During that time I also took the decision to re-locate to West Dorest and a new working environment surrounded by woodland. What's more, throughout the years, I've always enjoyed teaching. Back in Fulham days I ran evening classes teaching cabinetmaking, which proved popular with both men and women from all walks of life. With the move to Dorset came the opportunity to teach again, but this time in a wonderful setting and focusing on techniques that matched my surroundings.

Top courses

Make A Chair From A Tree course in Holditch
Mallinson
  • Course
  • Holditch
  • 5 Days

...simply the natural shrinkage of the wood will lock all of the joints with the exception of the top slat which is held into place with a square oak peg in a round... Learn about: Furniture Design... More


£ 616
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  • Short course
  • Holditch
  • 1 Day

...various small items made from green wood. We demonstrate how to use pole lathes and shaving horses and green wood hand tools such as the side... More


£ 111
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Children's 'Wild Child' Adventures course in Holditch
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  • Short course
  • Holditch
  • 1 Day

...We then go through what to use as a bow string and how to twine your own to fit the 'fun bow'. In turn, this is followed by learning about arrow making... More


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Children's Basic Bushcraft course in Holditch
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  • Short course
  • Holditch
  • 1 Day

...creating it in the same way that has been used for thousands of years - rubbing sticks together - along with how to collect and purify water and forage... More


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Children's 'Away With The Fairies' course in Holditch
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  • Short course
  • Holditch
  • 1 Day

...done a terrible thing ... With all their comings and goings and diggings and bangings they have scared the fairies away. Now, they didn't mean to and they are... More


£ 111
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  • Course
  • Holditch
  • 2 Days

...It's a really good, simultaneously relaxing and productive time. We aim to down tools at approximately 5.00 p.m. on both days. If you are arranging... More


£ 293
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  • Course
  • Holditch
  • 2 Days

...The green wood we supply is locally and personally sourced from sustainable supplies and the finished items should give many decades of service and pleasure... More


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  • Course
  • Holditch
  • 2 Days

...understand that this is in the nature of the material... More


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  • Course
  • Holditch
  • 2 Days

...and this is at the upper end of what is possible size-wise during the course. Of course, anything smaller can easily be achieved in the time available... More


£ 334
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  • Course
  • Holditch
  • 3 Days

...which include cleaving with a froe, draw-knifing on the shaving horse and the use of spokeshaves and whittling knives. No previous experience is necessary... More


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Teachers and trainers (7)

Adam Hendley
Adam Hendley
Bushcrafter

Ben Orford
Ben Orford
Woodworker and Craft Tool Maker

Guy Mallinson
Guy Mallinson
Presentor

Guy Furner
Guy Furner
Presentor

James Verner
James Verner
Woodworkers

Karen Hansen
Karen Hansen
Woodworkers

Karen has extensive carving experience and expertise through her work with sculptural construction and the conservation of historic carving.

Veronica Hudson
Veronica Hudson
Presentor

Veronica is a professional artists with some 30 years experience of working in a variety of mediums, her greatest love being working with the extraordinary, versatile medium of charcoal.