Original contemporary handmade seating.
Seating that just might be alive.

malcolm david smith

artisan chairs


Malcolm David Smith Seating that just might be alive.
Spider Stool


Tucked away in Derbyshire is a small studio-workshop in which unique original designs emanate.
Malcolm David Smith. Cromford, Matlock Derbyshire.
Studio & Attic Gallery

malcolm david smith

Studio & Attic Gallery,

29 Market Place, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RE

Tel 0792 545 0876


email, mdschairs@gmail.com


The Attic Gallery.


The range is constantly evolving, always something new to see.

The Studio & Attic Gallery is set back about 20 metres from the road.

Enter Cromford Market Place (from the A6) you will see the Greyhound Hotel, look for the larger fish & chip restaurant and bus stop. The Studio & Attic Gallery is up the drive to the right of the restaurant.

Visiting the area and would like a list of arts & crafts along the Derwent Valley ?

See the Derwent Valley Arts Crawl, link towards the bottom of the page.

Opening Times and Exhibition Information

There is NO mail order service.

Seating needs to be tried for height, angles and support. The character of the wood needs to be seen and touched.


Visitors are welcome.

Before making a special journey it is advisable to check the details below.


Studio and Attic Gallery Opening Times.


OPEN Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 10am to 4.00pm

CLOSED Mon, Tues & Weds.



Events 2018.



Closed Sat 12th,

Sun 13th for Ashford in the Water Antique & Craft Fair. Ashford in the Water War Memorial Institute, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell DE45 1QB



Closed Fri 15th,

Sat 16th for Woodside Festival, Pit Lane, Shipley, DE75 7JL. (Opens 12pm.)

see Woodside Festival link below.



Closed Thurs 26th,

Fri 27th to Sun 29th for Haddon Hall Artisan Market, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA. see Haddon Hall link below.



Closed Sat 11th,

Sun 12th for Ashford in the Water Antique & Craft Fair. Ashford in the Water war Memorial Institute, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell DE45 1QB.



Closed Friday 21st,

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd for Derbyshire Woodland Festival, Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby DE72 3EP. See Derbyshire Countryside link below.



Closed Friday 12th,

Sat 13th & Sun 14th for The Great Peak District Fair, The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BE. See Pavilion Gardens link.


Closed Sat 20th,

Sun 21st for The British Stickmakers Guild, Festival of Wood & Country Crafts, Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH. See link below.




Thurs 15th to Sun 18th for Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market. Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA. See links below.


LINKS are below the Gallery, further down the page.


Each piece is designed and hand made by malcolm david smith.

The designs continually evolve and develop.

Seating that just might be alive.

There is no complete catalogue.

Below are some designs giving a flavour of the current range.



The timber used is Liriodendron Tulipifera, (flowers the shape of tulips) part of the Magnoliaceae family.

Tulip Tree.


All designed and hand made by malcolm david smith.

Fly stool. By malcolm david smith. In Tulip tree. Price £175


All designed and handmade by malcolm david smith.


businesspeakdistrict.com Peak District promotional organisation.

thebsg.org.uk Information on British Stickmakers Guild & events.

craftanddesign.net Information on all aspects of the Arts & Crafts Scene.

celebratingcromford.org Details of the annual Cromford activities.

derwentvalleyartcrawl.co.uk A website and a brochure of artists and craftspeople in the derwent valley 

derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside Details of Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle, and much more.

derbyshireopenarts.co.uk Open studios over the late May bank holiday.

paviliongardens.co.uk Events at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.

scarthinbooks.com New, secondhand books & tearoom. One of many highlights of Cromford.

woodsidefestival.com Woodside festival details.

Spider stool folded
Spider sleeping.

malcolm david smith


malcolm gained a B.Ed honours in Design & Technology at Shoreditch College.

Achieved the Shoreditch Society Award for Outstanding Design & Craftsmanship in Wood.

artisan chairs since 1989

all designs & images © malcolm david smith