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Alasdair Gall Furniture

For the last twenty years, Alasdair Gall has been designing

and manufacturing specialist contemporary furniture in his workshop. Gall made the ten metre long French oak bar

and the attentiongrabbing, hand-made wooden and steel tables which were a collaboration with his colleague Axel

Schmidtke in Dinslaken, Germany, who manufactured the stainless steel. Andrew Jordan and Murray McLeod were also invaluable on this project both in the workshop and

on site. .,

’I think it's a great new place. Something that Edinburgh has needed for some time,’ says Gall. ’It’s not ,‘ over-designed but rather a good contemporary design. I It didn’t set out to be minimalist. Andrew wanted it to be understated, modern and simple. Moreover, it's all built to a very high standard.’

Alasdair Gall Furniture, tel: 013 l 659 6766. Concrete Butterfly, Gal/'5 retail showroom, will open this autumn on

317 Cowgate, Edinburgh.


Contemporary design furnishers Tangram sourced blue’s

distinctive Enrico Baleri-designed Mimi chairs. As keen to

provide furniture for commercial contracts as they are to

serve the public from their Dundas Street outlet, Tangram


; aims to promote good design although not necessarily from either the best known or most expensive designers.___. ’With Andrew and Andrea, our role was almost like that of -- librarians, showing them the breadth of furniture available,’ says Tangram's Eleanor Darwell-Stone. ’It was the notable

designer and architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who said

“less is more". Andrew has had the courage to stand back ~ from the late 90$ trend of over-embellishing everything and embracing the idea that less is more.’

Tangram, 3 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, tel: 013} 556 6551.