Bespoke Guild Mark Holder

Display Table

Name of Designer:

Clive Brooks & Simon Smith
BGM Number


Date of Award


Makers’ Name

Clive Brooks & Jered Allcock


Made for permanent display of flowers made from burr elm, fumed and figured eucalyptus.


The table was made from eight complex laminated shapes that are joined together at the top and then fixed into a domed veneered base.  The engraved glass disc sits into the formed shape base.


The brief was to make a commemorative piece of furniture to celebrate the clients mother and her love of flowers.  The client was overjoyed with the finished piece.


Waywood combines the varied skills of five furniture makers, with influences as diverse as fine art, cabin making, boat building and CAD/CAM manufacturing.


We often approach problem solving from completely different directions.  Our collaborative design process and approach to problem solving allow a wealth of options for design and making solutions.


Equally, the role of designer might be given to the person who is best suited to the client’s brief, but the resources available to us from our varied backgrounds allow a huge diversity of influences and experience.


Clive Brooks

After completing an apprenticeship, followed by studying fine furniture making and design at Buckinghamshire college, Clive joined Waywood in 1990.


He is now Senior Designer and Craftsman, overseeing all elements of the furniture we make, and taking major responsibility for client and furniture project management.


Simon Smith

After a degree in Fine Art, Simon wanted to make beautiful objects that had more ‘physical purpose’.  Having completed his City and Guild’s training he went on to work with the internationally renowned designer-maker, David Savage, before joining Waywood in 2004.


Having since trained for a number of years in CAD he now manages CAD and CNC projects as well as designing and making furniture.