About Daniel Lacey

I’m Daniel Lacey, a furniture designer and maker. I'm a graduate of the world-renowned Parnham College in Dorset, and trained under such great makers as John Makepeace and Robert Ingham. 

Following 12 years of work and collaborations in the south of England, I returned to my rural Scottish roots in 2010, and set up my workshop and mill in Langholm.

My furniture is full of curves and lines that make it feel like a sculpture, but the end result is practical pieces for everyday life.

a local tree

My ethos

I try to tread lightly and leave the planet in a better place than I found it. Most of my timber is local, mainly from windblown trees that I mill and dry myself. I'd sum up the ethos of my work as working in tune with nature, locally and sympathetically, and without the use of computer aided design technology.
 

Read more about my Environmental Policy

My work

My aim is to produce work of the highest quality: both in design and craftsmanship: work which exceeds my clients’ expectations and makes them ask, “how did you do that?”

Take a look at my work
Daniel working on heirloom boxes
Windblown timber

Sustainability

This is something that has influenced my work for the last 25 years. It isn’t new to me! I mostly design from local windblown timber, using natural finishes, green electricity, with offcuts heating the workshop in winter. My work is designed to last as long as possible.
 

Find out more about furniture from windblown timber

Voluntary work

I'm a Trustee of the Langholm Initiative. We specialise in local environmental, educational and regeneration work and have been the mainstay of a recent community moorland buyout. I'm also a supporter of the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project and have organised the ‘release aviary’ builds for this project.
 

Read more about some of the projects I support
Langholm landscape