Over the past year we’ve been preparing a new site for the Matthew Burt HQ. The time to move has finally arrived and the sight of the workshop machines swinging on the end of a crane this week announces that a 35 year era of designing and making furniture at Albany Workshops has ended.
So now we are settling into Lime Tree Workshops where we have a huge machine shop, a huge hand workshop and a dedicated design studio. No doubt everyone will find all the space in which to manoeuvre a bit odd after the years spent weaving and ducking in the old shops. All those skills in twisting and turning in tight corners will be lost as we enjoy the freedom to stroll in a straight line. There is the maxim of course, which is probably also a Law (do let us know if you can put a name to it), about expanding to the space you have, but in the meantime we will relish the novelty.