Blog/Meet The Designer: Ted Jefferis

original british hardwood is handcrafted into beautiful live edge furniture shown here with leather goods.

Ted recently unveiled new additions to the TedWood range including this smart BeltUp bench, from £590, TedWood


british craftsman and designer ted jefferis

Ted has won widespread recognition for his distinctive designs.



Combining traditional techniques and modern applications, the work of Ted Jefferis not only celebrates the beauty of British wood but demonstrates a deep appreciation of the innate qualities of the material and a concern that it speaks for itself. The effect is, naturally, striking.

Woodworking is firmly engrained in Ted Jefferis’ family. The son of a traditional boat builder, he launched his debut furniture collection in 2014 and has since won widespread recognition and awards for his distinctive designs.

Ted has a passion for natural timber and is fastidious in his selection of British hardwoods. Based in his family’s workshop, in the heart of oak woodland, he handcrafts elegant, sustainable pieces with ‘heirloom quality’. Every item of furniture is made to order and is available in custom sizes and colours.

At Clerkenwell Design Week, Ted unveiled new additions to the TedWood range, including a beautiful LiveEdge table, smart BeltUp bench, and second leather lighting collection. TedWood furniture is handmade to order. The workshop in Sussex can be visited by appointment to discuss commissions.

Photography by Creative CoOp.



british hardwood features in the sussex workshop of ted jefferis

The son of a boat builder, woodworking is firmly engrained in the Jefferis family.


original hand crafted designs from british craftsman ted jefferis

Left to right: BeltUp Hex stool, £180, HangUp table lamp in tan, £395, TedWood