Finbarr Lucas is an independent designer and craftsman. As well as beautiful, bespoke furniture, he is developing a collection of handcrafted pieces for the home. Trained in fine art and furniture-making, his work is guided by functional design and ethical principles of sustainability.
Finbarr’s commitment to environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and innovative design ideas make his creations unique and delights clients. His belief is that even the smallest business can make a difference with a responsible outlook to its practices.
Reflective of his values, Finbarr’s workshop is a beautiful green-roofed building near the historic Manor Castle and shares many of the same green credentials as his creative approach.
Wherever possible the timber we use is locally sourced. We source sheet products such as plywood from FSC certified suppliers who manage forests sustainably. We also use reclaimed wood such as joists from demolished buildings.
The electricity for our office is supplied by Ecotricity, who actively build wind-farms in the uk. Locally-sourced timber is dried in the solar-powered wood-drying kiln at The South Yorkshire Energy Centre.
The glue we use is almost exclusively PVA, a non-toxic substance. Any wood waste is burnt in our wood-burning stove, and woodshavings are used as bedding for some local chickens.
When i'm not on the bicycle, the fuel for the company vehicle is bought from our local garage in Hope.