Geoffrey Fisher Design is situated in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, an English County with a long history of working with wood and an appropriate place for anyone continuing the tradition to be found.
Fisher's work is the result of a profound connection with the woodlands that surround his studio. Using traditional woodworking techniques, he transforms twigs and branches obtained from nearby woods into a characterful, handcrafted collection of objects and accessories for the home that range from hooks and tabletop dustpan and brushes to whistles and skipping ropes. Rich in natural texture, each item is as pleasing to view and hold as it is functional
All Trook products are made from unprepared wood that is wholly sustainable in origin, sourced from fallen trees or as a by-product of the coppicing process. The natural irregularities of the materials used and the meticulous handcrafting process combine to ensure that each individual Trook product is entirely unique.
In contrast to many of the industrial scale workshops in the area Geoffrey Fisher Design produces small volume pieces individually commissioned by independent retailers or private clients. This means that everything is made to order according to individual requirements but always maintaining a high standard of design and production.
"The relationship between the appearance of the finished work and the way it is made is an important part of the design process as one thing can suggest the other. This in itself can produce a pleasing aesthetic but sometimes we want to own or give something that is both functional and elegant. If it is also well made we can feel confident that we are getting value for money provided acceptable standards of production are used."