Bibbings & Hensby is the London based workshop founded by Jack Bibbings and Matthew Hensby. We make wooden furniture with a focus on traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design.
Rather than producing modern furniture using modern processes, or using traditional processes to produce traditional designs, we marry traditional craft with contemporary design to make work that is grounded and relevant.
Much of our work is characterised by the tools we use. We prioritise the use of hand tools because of the warmth and individuality they impart and where the judgement and skill required means that things are never predictable and without challenge. This approach contributes significantly to the look and feel of what we make.
Whether we are producing work for a private or professional clients, our commissioning process will always start with a simple conversation to discuss the brief. With this we can offer an idea of viability and a preliminary estimate of cost. If you have a brief you'd like to discuss please get in touch.
Each commission is different and usually priced individually. If you have a commission with a specific budget in mind please get in touch and we can talk through options with you.
Sustainability is a fundamental objective for what we do. Timber is the most sustainable building material there is and we think that making furniture directly from the trees around us is a fantastically sustainable way to work.
Wherever possible we allow the principle of sustainability to guide the working practices we adopt and the materials we use. Whether this is focusing on locally grown timber, incorporating green woodworking, preferencing hand tools over powered tools, or using natural glues and finishes; we are continually assessing each element of our work with sustainability in mind.
We very much acknowledge that this is an incomplete effort and we welcome any well meaning scrutiny and constructive suggestions as to how we can further achieve this ambition.