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
Harrison is a graduate in furniture design and brings a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and workshop experience, having worked as a workshop technician at uni after graduating. Harrison’s particularly skilled in metalwork and fabrication, fuelled by his obsession with old cars.
//No1 TOOL::Engineer’s Square
//SUPER SKILL: Bringing designs to life
Tom is part of our on-site team with over 10 years experience in the trade. Most of his carpentry experience comes from the long term regeneration project of Hastings Pier. Working above a choppy sea suspended from a rope. With that level of commitment, we knew he’d be a perfect addition to the Johnson Bespoke team.
//No1 TOOL: Tape Measure
//SUPER SKILL: Working at great heights
Ross is the latest addition to the team, fresh out of college 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 the workshop setting.
//No1 TOOL: Chisel
//SUPER SKILL: Listening and learning
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
Joey studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and has gained experience in architectural practice both in London and with Bamboo DNA. His passion for architecture emerged through an interest in craftsmanship and the intuitive and playful responses that can result from a deep understanding of material.
//No1 TOOL: CAD
//SUPER SKILL: Drawing
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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