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,

Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire

Full Contact Details towards the Bottom of the Page.


The Attic Gallery.


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


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.

malcolm david smith

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.




Malcolm David Smith,

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


Normally OPEN Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm.

Closed Mon, Tues, Wed, and when attending exhibitions. See list below.


The Studio & Attic Gallery is set back 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.


For those that use the location app, what3words simply enter




0792 545 0876





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

See the Derwent Valley Arts Crawl link below.


Events confirmed 2019



closed Thurs 29th, then

Fri 30th to Sun 1st Sept for Chatsworth Country Fair. In the Business Peak District marquee. Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP.



closed Thurs 19th & Fri 20th, then

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd for Elvaston Castle Woodland Festival. Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby DE72 3EP. See Derbyshire Council, Woodland link below. 



closed Fri 11th, then 

Sat 12th & Sun 13th for The Great Peak District Fair, Pavilion Gardens, St Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE. See Pavilion Gardens link below.



closed, Fri 22nd, then

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th for Elvaston Castle Christmas Craft Fair, Borrowash Road, Derby DE72 3EP. See Mad Hatters Events link below.


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

celebratingcromford.org Details of the annual Cromford activities.

craftinfocus.com Details of the Trentham Gardens event.

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

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

haddonhall.co.uk Artisan markets.

madhattersevents.com Details of the Elvaston Castle Christmas Fair.

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

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

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

Spider stool folded
Spider sleeping.

all designs & images © malcolm david smith