Coucou Manou
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Having been a designer/maker of bespoke furniture for private clients since leaving college in 1994, the opportunity arose in 2011 to design my own collection of furniture which I did under the name of CoucouManou. My designs are unashamedly decorative but it's very important that they also serve the purpose for which they were intended. I love striking clean design and intelligent use of colour. Colour against black with the texture of timber works well and I often use this combination in my collection. I’m very interested in merging traditional cabinet making alongside the use of newer technology. When I design, I have the construction very much in mind. I often think of the pieces as a number of components which will be cut by the CNC company to achieve accuracy and cost effectiveness. I then join, sand, handpaint, finish and assemble the pieces in my workshop and studio near Bath.

Client list
Private customers and Interior designers.
Heals

Stockist list
CoucouManou, Devoted To, Futon Company, Design Masters

Exhibitions
100% Design 2014, Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival 2013, 2014, 2016, Tent London 2012, Tent London 2013

Education
City & Guilds 6135 Joinery Skills.1991
HND Design (Furniture) 1992 - 94

Contact details
nell@coucoumanou.com
07540 700551

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