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Some of our Creations

  • Creating a Unique Wedding Rooted in Nature

    As spring and summer edge closer and closer, the wedding season will soon be upon us, and the trend for outdoor weddings is getting more popular year upon year.

    Whether you are getting married on the beach, in your garden or in your favourite local park, at Free Range Designs we have the perfect furniture to add a magical, fairytale touch to your outdoor ceremony.

    Wedding Arches

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    If you want a down-to-earth, quirky ceremony nestled in nature, then an outdoor wedding is perfect for you, and our handcrafted wedding arches create the perfect scene for you to say your vows.

    Wedding arches provide a great focal point and can be personalised by weaving flowers or special messages through them. The beauty of these arches is that they can become a stunning memento of your day, and can be relocated to your garden or outdoor space to be a constant reminder of the day your happy ever after began.

    Wedding Thrones

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    Whether you need seating for your ceremony or reception, our storytelling chairs will make you feel like fairytale princes and princesses. Forged in all sorts of designs, these chairs can become the focal point of any occasional setting, and will be particularly useful for the bride and groom if you choose to have readings or performances during your ceremony.

  • Everything is Possible

     “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible’!”

    - Audrey Hepburn

    One of the most popular questions asked all over the world is ‘what do you do?’ which of course refers to your occupation. For many, this question comes with a certain weight of trepidation and pressure, for us though it is one of the most satisfying questions to answer. And when Wickes asked us what we do, we were more than happy to go one step further and show them.

    As you will see in the video below, what we do is a little different and the whole process relies entirely on creativity. From seeing the finished product in the driftwood strewn around the Dyfi estuary, to adding the finishing touches to our furniture, the most important aspect is creativity.

    Creation is what we live for, and being able to make a living from it makes it all the sweeter!

    For a little closer look at how we do it, press play on the video below and sit back and enjoy...

     

    Specialising in the unique requires that we must put convention firmly in its place on a daily basis, choosing rather to take the route less travelled.

    If you enjoyed our video then please take the time to share it and help to spread the message about what we do.

    Thank you.

     

  • "Once upon a time there was a teacher looking for a special chair...

    Once upon a time there there was a teacher who wanted to read a magical story to her class of children. To read her story, she wanted to sit upon a seat that would inspire the same mystery and wonder she hoped to get across in her tale. The teacher was looking for a natural, wooden seat, full of character and charm that she could use in her classroom or outside in the playground. A playground chair, a story time chair, an enchanting focal piece from which the story will unfold ...

    Once upon a time chairs are here to be found.

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  • New Garden Bench for Spring 2015

    The first snowdrops are starting to appear and with them the promise of spring being not too far away. As we dream hopefully of warmer weather to come, we've been working on new outdoor furniture designs, and here is our latest Garden Bench.

    Designed with a similar playful feel to our Pixie storytelling chair, this two seater outdoor bench will provide a space for contemplation and relaxation in any garden, park or school playground area. Bring on the sun - we're ready for you!

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  • Four Poster Bed for Yurt

    We just received these photos of a four poster bed that we made for a glamping site in Northumbria. The bed is made from silver birch thinnings and we tried to keep as many of the branches intact as possible. Designing furniture for yurts also meant that the back posts of the bed were lower that the front posts.

    "Just sending you an image of your amazing bed. We love it and so do all our beds"

    Very best wishes, 

    Rob 

    Yurt Bed

    Have a look at more of our handmade wooden beds here

     

    Wild Northumbrian

  • Stylish Rustic Furniture

    Who says that rustic furniture could not be stylish too. Here are some photos of our rustic four poster bed in the trendy The Hand and Flowers restaurant and guest house.

    In 2011, The Hand and Flowers became the first pub to receive two stars in The Michelin Guide. They are also the proud holder of four AA rosettes and currently voted number one UK restaurant by Restaurant Magazine.

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  • Greeting from Free Range Designs

     

    Seasons greetings from a cool and crisp, sunny mid-Wales.

    We've had a busy year that's included moving workshops from the top of a mountain to the luscious valley below and recruiting some fantastic new makers to the Free Range fold. Poised and ready for a bright new year, we wanted to share some of our favourite pieces of 2014. 

    Thank you very much for your business, with best wishes from Paul & Suzanne and the team at Free Range Designs.

    Our most loved storytelling chair from 2014! We've been making storytelling chairs for over a decade and the designs continue to evolve with the years.
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    Dramatic skies over the oak four poster bed set the scene for many magical nights of slumber to come.
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    A unique, personalised driftwood wave bed, turning dreams into reality.
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    The constellations bed: bold, beautiful and breathtaking, just like the landscape our furniture is made in.
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    An eye-catching twelve seater dining room set that we're sure will be host to some fabulous dinner parties!
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    The love seat. Sit back and contemplate the meaning of life, love and everything. Or just have a cuddle.
    driftwood bed
    Each bed we make is unique. Our beds are built with driftwood collected along the stunning west Wales coastline and locally sourced, sustainable timber.
    driftwood mirror
    Whether you live in central London or on a remote Scottish island, bring the feel of the beach and the sea into a little corner of your home with some driftwood furniture.
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    The angel at the table. Inspired by a metal angel chair that was part of one customer's own story, and remade in wood.
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    Our first Viking style carved storytelling chairs, built for the Forestry Commission.
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    The latest complement to our compost toilet range, a designer flat pack compost toilet, designed in collaboration with fellow South African designer, Ryan Frank.

     From the whole of the Free Range team, Thanks for a great 2014.

    Paul Bullen
  • Hobbit Furniture

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    Here's a selection of magical fantasy furniture from our Hobbit furniture range, from the Giant Hobbit Chair fit for Gandalf the Grey to the Bilbo Baggins sized Kiddies Hobbit Chairs.

    Tolkien was born in South Africa, the same place where our rustic hobbit furniture originates from. These days in Mid Wales, with the dramatic mountains of Snowdonia with the cascading waterfalls and mist rolling in from the sea, it can sometimes feel like Middle Earth.

    Our furniture has often been likened to that of the Hobbit world, whether it be a Hobbit bench, Hobbit bed, or even a little Hobbit House to hide away in from the dragons.

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  • Superking Driftwood Wave bed photos

    "Hello!, As promised her are some photos of our (your) amazing bed. Thank you so so much we love it!!"

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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Furniture for Fantasy House

    Creating a fairytale feel with our unique handmade furniture . . .

    We've just come back from installing a set of our furniture in a couple's brand new house in Cornwall, where each room is to be decorated on the theme of a different children's story, and the imagination abounds.

    We  supplied an oak four poster bed with matching bedside tables, and three storytelling chairs for the Goldilocks Room, with a chair for Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear. The room has yet to be completed with all the details, but Charlie and Will are delighted with their bespoke furniture and promise to send us photos when the room is finished - watch this space for more!

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