Seating that just might be alive.
Some examples of the work of malcolm david smith. Main Gallery towards bottom of page.

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 01629 826620




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.

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 and during most of the dates below. 


Confirmed events for 2017.

There will be one or two more added towards the end of the year.



Open for, Derbyshire Open Arts (DARTs). Sat 27th Sun 28th & Mon 29th. (B/H weekend.) Then also Open Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June, here at 29 Market Place. (See Derbyshire Open Arts link below.)



Open for, Celebrating Cromford, Cromford comes alive for the weekend of Sat 17th & Sun 18th. The Studio & Attic Gallery will be open here at 29 Market Place, Cromford. (See link below.) 

There will be six of my pieces at-

Ashbourne Festival Summer Art Exhibition, Town Hall Ballroom, Ashbourne DE6 1ES. 17th to 24th. (See link below.)



closed Fri 7th, then closed for,

Haddon Hall Summer Artisan Fair, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA. Sat 8th & Sun 9th.


closed Sat 22nd, then closed for,

Ashford War Memorial Institute Craft Fair, Ashford in the Water , Derbyshire. DE45 1QH. Sun 23rd.

closed Fri 23rd, then closed for,

Artist & Designer Fair, Buxton Octagon Gardens SK17 6BE. Sat 24th & Sun 25th. (See Pavilion Gardens link below.)



closed Sat 12th, then closed for,

Ashford War Memorial Institute Craft Fair, Ashford in the Water , Derbyshire. DE45 1QH. Sun 13th.



closed Fri 22nd, then closed for,

Elvaston Castle Wood Fair, Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 2EP. Sat 23rd & Sun 24th. (See Derbyshire link below.)




closed Fri 6th, then closed for,

Artist & Designer Fair, Buxton Octagon Gardens SK17 6BE. Sat 7th & Sun 8th. (See Pavilion Gardens link below.) 

closed Sat 21st, then also closed for,

British Stickmaker Guild, Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire. DE45 1AH Sun 22nd. (See link below.)



closed Thurs 16th, then closed for,

Christmas Gift & Craft Fair, Swarkestone Nursery, Lowes Lane, Swarkestone, Derbyshire DE73 7GQ. Fri 17th, Sat 18th & Sun 19th.



LINKS are further down the page.


Each piece is designed and 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.

Freshly Made

a few quick photos.

May 2017

New Photos,

fresh items, all slightly redesigned on previous versions.

Also recently made are Gremlin and Flea chairs.

Tadpole high stool. Works as a side table or as a stool.

Bug chair. A new version, goes with the fly stool and tables.

Frog stool. A compact folding stool that is freestanding when folded.


Guide to Prices.

Stools £95 to £200


Guide to Prices.

Chairs £250 to £850

Rocking / Swinging Chairs £900 to £2000

Links Details the the Ashbourne Art Exhibition Information on British Stickmakers Guild & events. Information on all aspects of the Arts & Crafts Scene. Details of the annual Cromford activities. Details of Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle, and much more. Open studios over the late May bank holiday. Events at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. New, secondhand books & tearoom. One of many highlights of Cromford. Details of Belper Eco Festival, and much more.

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 copyright malcolm david smith