Byron and Gómez / furniture designer-makers
Dedicated to Craftsmanship
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about us / press

A passion for craftsmanship is the driving force behind Byron & Gómez

 

    We are a partnership of designer makers dedicated to creating beautiful handcrafted furniture from our workshop in Somerset. We have a love of contemporary design and a passion for traditional craft. Our training as cabinet makers instilled in us a meticulous attention to detail which is evident in both the design and execution of our work. Through the use of high quality materials and our commitment to a simple harmony of form and function we create furniture that is bold yet understated.

 Since beginning our partnership in 2015 we have been exploring and developing a range of made-to-order furniture as well as working on a string of private commissions. We are excited to announce several new pieces including collaborations with Benchmark and Kate Collin Design.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Charles Byron

    I grew up in the New Forest, England, and have always loved making things out of wood.  My childhood home was full of antiques - some of which are thought to have belonged to my ancestor the poet Lord Byron - and from an early age I was fascinated by the different styles and materials used. After taking a science degree, I studied traditional cabinet making at Williams and Cleal furniture school whereI learned the skills I needed to transform an idea into an exquisite finished piece you can see and touch.

María del Mar Gómez

     I grew in Puerto Rico and was passionate about making and designing from a young age. An innate desire to understand how the objects that surround us are made led me to study architecture and woodworking to pursue my life long dream of becoming a furniture designer maker. Drawing inspiration from my homeland's architecture, materials and forms I strive to create work that hold a beautiful balance between form, function and execution. 


PUBLICATIONS:                                        

Wallpaper Magazine    12.15 //January 2016 issue //

Design Milk  //  09.07.15  //  view 

Furniture & Cabinetmaking Issue. 236  //  10.15  //  view 

Furniture & Cabinetmaking Issue. 236  //  10.15  //  view 

ARCH Magazine October 2015 //  10.15 // view                     

Furniture & Cabinetmaking Issue. 236  //  10.15  //  view 

 

EXIBITIONS:

Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design // Cheltenham // 08.17

Contemporary Craft Fair 2016 // Bovey Tracey // 06.17

Craft Council's Houthouse 2016 // Craft Central, London // 11.16

Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design 2016 // Cheltenham // 08.16

Contemporary Craft Fair 2016 // Bovey Tracey // 06.16

Inspired // Goldsmiths Centre, London // 05.16