robinson house studio
Marc Fish and the ‘robinson house studio’ have quickly achieved
international acclaim. Marc’s work is increasingly sought after. The limited nature of the Signature series (only one piece is produced each year) makes his work highly collectable.
Marc’s work is constantly striving to blur the traditional boundaries of furniture, art, design and sculpture: “it is not my intention to be
allocated a particular style or to be described within a preconceived
discipline. I want my work to transcend these barriers”
Marc’s pieces are not constructed using a rigid design process, they are the result of an evolution of ideas: an initial concept comes together in a process of innovation and experimentation.
Last year Marc was awarded the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers’ highest award: the Claxton Stevens Award. L’Orchidée, completed in 2010 was awarded a Guild Mark and then the
Claxton Stevens Award which is given to the best Guild Mark piece of any given year.
The courses Marc runs at robinson house studio are a direct result of Marc’s thirst for knowledge and the lack of courses covering the elements he wanted to learn himself. It drove him to set up robinson house studio and to create a centre which teaches cutting edge furniture design and creation. The highest levels of craftsmanship are combined with modern technology and material science. The practical aspects are coupled with business skills for those wishing to make this their career.
Course lengths vary between 1 week and 1 year and bespoke lengths can be aranged. A maximum number of five students ensures a high level of personal attention whilst creating an environment of great camaraderie. Many of Marc’s ex-students have gone on to set-up their own workshops and some have won awards including Student Woodworker of the Year.
Marc’s studio is renowned for innovation and experimentation in the field of furniture design. His students are encouraged to mix media and push boundaries.