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Derek Welsh is a woodworker and furniture designer who lives and works in Glasgow. Having started as an apprentice at a small carpentry and joinery firm in Scotland, he has worked with wood for over twenty five years and stayed true to his craft training. His work reflects his regard for the many abilities (and limitations) of the human hand, the joys of crafting manually and the rigour it demands.
Derek has designed and produced bespoke interiors and furniture products for residential and commercial clients, including the iconic fashion brand Paul Smith.
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Making the Derek Welsh Collection : A Look Behind the Scene
The Derek Welsh Collection for Phantom Hands came together between Bangalore and Glasgow, in the midst of a world halted by COVID. A look at the journey behind its making.Read Essay
Designer-Woodworker Derek Welsh on Practical Skills, Patience and Time - In Conversation
Having started as an apprentice at a small carpentry and joinery firm in Scotland, Derek Welsh has worked with wood for over twenty five years and stayed true to his craft training.Read Essay