Furniture designer who was a major player in the Arts and Crafts Movement. He released an inspirational book called "Cabinetmaking - a professional approach" in 2009.
He studied under Edward Barnsley and set up his first workshop in the 1960s.
He received the OBE Award for his services to furniture in 1990.
He was raised in England and later moved to Minehead in West Somerset.
He and Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Ikea, were contemporaries.