At Johnson Bespoke, it’s all about the team. We are a collective of craftsmen, fabricators and designers.
Each bring a unique set of skills to the table. A wealth of knowledge, experience and skill
–together a force to be reckoned with.
Johnson Bespoke started off as one guy in a small lock up, with loads of passion, enthusiasm and skill. One job at a time, the team started to grow and the projects got bigger and better.
Moving from the lock up at the end of the alley, to the basement of an empty newspaper building gave the space to build bigger and better things, but all too soon the guys had outgrown that space, with more tools and machinery required to meet demand.
Fast forward to the present and our new workshop, based in Hastings, equipped with specialist woodworking, joinery, metalwork and fabrication machinery as well as spray paint and finishing facilities to allow us to produce pretty much anything, to the highest standard possible.
Learning how to use tools from his father at an early age sparked Robin’s interest in woodwork and metalwork, becoming the passion which has driven him in recent years. Robin was Head of Department at a successful school in Sussex, where he taught Woodwork, Metalwork and Design, until he started Johnson Bespoke in 2013.
//No1 TOOL::Anything Festool
//SUPER SKILL: Looking longingly at wooden slabs
Richard, or Bino as he’s affectionately known, has been part of the team since day one, and is a skilled craftsman who can turn his hand to anything. Richard’s quiet confidence comes with his vast knowledge and attention to detail.
//No1 TOOL: Dustpan and Brush
//SUPER SKILL: Manages to lose at least 10 pencils a day
Ben has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wood.
With a background in first fix carpentry, he has been honing his skills in the workshop as an accomplished and competent joiner.
//No1 TOOL:: Palm-router
//SUPER SKILL: Making jigs
Dan is a skilled and knowledgeable joiner with organised methodology and a no fuss approach.
Relishing a challenge, he has a lively and uplifting presence in the workshop
Ross is a well-established part of the team, with qualifications in Joinery and Site Carpentry.
Getting hands on, his skills are developing day by day and its great watching him come into his own in both the workshop setting and on site.
//No1 TOOL: Chisel
//SUPER SKILL: Listening and learning
Our new apprentice, Kit, studies Joinery at college but spends most of the week developing both his theory and practical skills under the guidance of our workshop woodworking team.
In only a few short months he is showing great dedication and promise, and we can’t wait to watch him flourish.
It is said that ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person’. Kate is that busy person!
With a degree in Interior Architecture, 3D modelling skills and over 15 years of experience in a multitude of design and project management roles, it’s no surprise she’s a busy lady.
Angela is a fully qualified architect with nearly a decade of industry experience under her belt.
Multilingual with extensive experience in a variety of architectural fields, from residential private clients to large scale town planning. She is a key member of the design team.
Sarah is a graduate of Design and has been working in the design industry for years. Sarah makes the transition between 2D and 3D design a smooth one and has a great understanding of machines and processes with an interest in DIY and Printmaking.
//No1 TOOL: IMac
//SUPER SKILL: Creative ideas
Edie is the trusty workshop dog. As well as being ridiculously fluffy in the winter months, she’s also a friend and companion to us all – especially when we are trying to eat our lunch!
//No1 TOOL: Stick
//SUPER SKILL: Mega cuddles
We’re undergoing an exciting period of expansion and are always on the look out for new team members and collaboratives.
If you like the look of what we’re doing here at Johnson Bespoke give us a call.
//SUPER SKILL: We’d love to know
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