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Full Circle Furniture

Fine Craftsmanship and Design

My Story

"I have worked with wood professionally since 1978, serving an apprenticeship as a joiner and qualifying in 1981. During this time I also worked in cabinetmaking workshops, producing traditional furniture from indigenous woods, in the Knysna/Tstsikama area. Furniture making became a passion and I left in 1982 to do the City and Guilds of London advanced course in fine craftsmanship and design at Rycotewood College. After a period of working abroad I returned to Knysna to set up my own workshop, working between fitting yacht interiors and making bespoke furniture pieces. The time spent working “on the water” gave me an opportunity to develop hand tool skills which have become the defining feature of my work. My work aims to address a function, while enriching people’s lives, to make intelligent and lasting use of a very special material.

Ps. Have tools, will travel. "

Richard Henley, Founder & Craftsman

Image by Philippe Oursel

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Atelier 21 is a diverse collective of artists, craftspeople and designers who came together to build a creative space. Located in the bustling Mühlenkamp district of Hamburg, the art and design gallery displays a great variety of creative expressions, including fine art, handcrafted wooden furniture and handmade boutique clothing.


After a year of collaborative exhibition, Full Circle Furniture will be leaving Atelier 21 at the end of July 2023. The gallery continues with artist Pippo Kudi and designers of Narah Soleigh. We thank them for the wonderful collaboration and wish them every success going forward!


Small Collections

Unique Bowls

Springwood Set


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Contact Us

South Africa:  |  Tel: +27 673 6490

Europe:  |  Tel: +49 152 09579233

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