St Leonard's Furniture Design

St. Leonard's Furniture Designs

Here is where you are able to enjoy the story of the proposed St Leonards furniture so far. You can follow their creation and if you wish, join in with the debate. Reverend Thompson has thought long and hard on how these pieces should contribute to the church. You can watch the video of the inception of the idea and how the Artist impression begins to bring the pieces to life.

I hope you like our ideas and would love to hear your views.

Drawings created for the initial designs.

Age old skills that will be used to create the St. Leonards furniture collection.

Watch how the brief was created.

St. Leonards Church - find out more on their website


Visual inspiration is drawn from all aspects of this beautiful church. From the arch of the chancel to the hermit cell. Spiritual inspiration is drawn from a sense of St Leonard’s great declaration of "Gods liberating love, justice and freedom.”

The Altar Table design was inspired by the construction of the roof beams that support St. Leonards church. The legs of the table emulate the beams which organically hug the curvature of the building.

Inspiration for the font cover came from the curved architecture of both the interior and exterior of St Leonards Church. The facets of light at the end of each spoke were envisioned from observing the illumination from the stained glass windows.

The Candlestick designs were inspired by the sinuous arches and stonework found within St Leonards Church. The archways at the base of the candles reflect the hermits cell found at the church, being made from walnut which represents the darkness of the cell interior.