I’ve always loved the work of Orkney craftsman Fraser Anderson. I had a beautiful ‘creepie’, an Orkney milking stool, made by him for many years, but I’ve never had the chance to visit his workshop. It was a stroke of luck when I saw the sign for his Orkney Handcrafted Furniture when driving past late one afternoon and realised he would still be open. Thankfully, he was and proved as charming as his craftwork.
He makes every chair to order with measurements to suit. Traditionally they were made with driftwood with oats for a woven back. Now he will make them in the wood of your choice.
Just look how beautiful the seagrass seat is that he’s created.
If you get the chance to visit, please do. He’s as welcoming and entertaining as his furniture is beautiful.