Edward Thomas studied for his MA in product design at the Royal College of Art and BA at the Manchester School of Art before embarking on a 12 year career at furniture makers Unto This Last. Here he discovered an interest in efficient and measured furniture manufacture, applied to a small inner-city workshop. 

Edward started Allden Woodworks in 2022 in order to combine his love of local British hardwoods, traditional joinery and his own experience in contemporary furniture production. 

Allden Woodworks is based in south east London producing, high quality, long lasting, sustainable furniture. Using both traditional joinery methods as well as a modern production approach.

Rough sawn boards are hand picked from local suppliers, machined and finished with care to produce tight fitting joinery before being assembled and hand polished with natural wax based oils. Each step of the process is carefully refined with the intent of producing truly lifelong furniture.