Angus Ross

James Millar


Furniture Making, Woodworking




At his studio-workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, award-winning designer and maker Angus Ross bends, moulds, sculpts and folds wood to create site specific furniture for private clients and public spaces. The scale varies from intricate cabinets to groups of large, exterior, functional art works. He also has a range of limited edition and micro-batch production domestic furniture.

During thirty years as a maker Angus has been fascinated by wood as a material for making and since 2003 has been using local native trees and supporting the tree-surgeons, saw-millers and foresters safe guarding our natural heritage. He is part of a collective caring for an ancient bluebell wood resulting in a supply of oak unsuitable for traditional cabinetmaking. This led to a deep exploration into the art of steam bending. He is now well regarded for achieving new precision, complexity and scale using steam-bending to create curvaceous contemporary furniture. 

As a designer, Angus is principally concerned with interaction, function and narrative. He has a background in product design with a BSc Industrial Design from Napier University, 1985 followed by experience designing with plastics for mass manufacture. He retrained in furniture making at Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire.

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