Sladers Yard is the showroom for award-winning designer craftsman Petter Southall’s furniture and other creations in wood. Originally from Norway, he makes his designs using innovative combinations of boat-building and fine cabinet-making techniques. A good selection of his work can always be seen here.
Talk to us about ideas and commissions. We can put you in touch with Petter and draw on his previous designs and ideas. He works mainly to order, designing new pieces or making already existent designs to meet your needs and desires perfectly. He keeps Sladers Yard stocked with one-off and small batch pieces which can be bought direct from here and shipped to you, wherever you are.
Please contact the gallery on email@example.com or telephone 01308 459511 with any enquiries. Pieces that are available to buy now are priced or marked £POA (price on application).
Please click on the links below to see the work that is in the gallery now.
For more information about Petter please see below.
Petter Southall’s astonishing steam-bent Wave was designed and made for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 as part of garden designer Tom Hoblyn’s Dubai Majlis show garden.
Deceptively simple yet utterly sophisticated… The objects of my desire are made by the furniture designer Petter Southall.
CAROLINE PALMER, FINANCIAL TIMES, HTSI
Unadorned simplicity, coupled with extreme attention to detail and quality of workmanship
MARY MYERS COUNTRY LIFE
Petter has been working wood since he was 17 when he returned to Norway to study traditional boatbuilding first as an apprentice, then at the Jondal wooden boat building school and later at a special selected apprenticeship to learn to build the highly prized Oselvar Faering, an open sailing rowboat known as the Stradivarius of the sea. For seven years Petter built boats, running his own boatyard in Norway and later building yachts in Maine. He still sails his first Oselvar from West Bay harbour.
[Petter Southall’s] studio produces everything from chairs to beds – all with a readily identifiable aesthetic… The result is a range of furniture, exquisite in its simplicity, that is richly reflective of boat-building traditions in so many subtle ways. Finishes are natural, created by oil and soap and designed to weather comfortably.
PAUL ATTERBURY ANTIQUES OF THE FUTURE, BBC HOMES & ANTIQUES