About  

 

Melanie Porter Design is a studio focused on using traditional crafts to create handmade furniture and furnishings for customers looking for truly individual, handcrafted items. Working with clients to create bespoke colour and pattern designs, founder Melanie Porter is dedicated to ensuring every customer has a beautifully crafted item which fits perfectly in their home.

Everything, from the knitted upholstery panels and individually hand crocheted buttons to the spinning of the giant wool, is done by hand. The result of this incredibly labour-intensive process is a stunning and unique work of art, destined to be a future family heirloom.

Born into a family of craftsmen Melanie still uses the many of the tools used for generations in her family.

Trained at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College, Melanie’s ability to create exquisite, textured fabrics which are individually knitted and felted for every project has drawn attention from clients and press all over the world.

 

1979 - Attending her first spinning class run by her mother (centre left in the picture).

1979 - Attending her first spinning class run by her mother (centre left in the picture).