Cut from the same branch

Some time ago on Design Hunter I featured Geoffrey Fisher's trooks (tree hooks) which he makes at his workshop in Buckinghamshire from trees that have come down in high winds or been coppiced to make them safe. Since I first wrote about them they have gone on to be featured on Design Sponge and Remodelista and Geoff now sells to customers in the US as well as in the UK. He recently got in touch again to tell me about some new products he's been working on for The Artichoke restaurant in Amersham, and to send me a sneak preview. The new range includes stools, a coat stand, a clock and a redesigned trug. They look fabulous and I'm eagerly awaiting the press shots which he has promised to share here on Design Hunter first.

I had every intention of steering well clear of the Valentine's day blogging bandwagon but when Geoff also mentioned that on February 14 couples dining at The Artichoke will receive a pair of his trooks, each one cut from the same branch, my Valentine's day cynicism just melted away. They are exquisitely hand-crafted (I bought a couple to hang scarves and hats from in our hallway) and as well as being rather beautiful are also far more enduring and useful than your average Valentine's day gift.

The Artichoke
9 Market Square, Old Amersham, BUCKS, HP7 ODF.

Trooks (available in three sizes) from www.geoffreyfisher.com

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