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Simon began his career in cabinet making nearly thirty years ago with J. Gards of Chelmsford were he was trained by the extremely experienced and talented John Hodge. In 1994, having become an expert himself, Simon decided that the time was right to set up his own company to produce high quality bespoke furniture and subsequently formed Simon Little Fine Furniture.

Simon takes up the story.....
"After many years making exclusive one-off commissions I was asked to produce a hifi stand for a client. I had a look at the stands available at the time and came to realise just how little choice there was in the market. Just about every rack I saw was made of MDF or chrome and glass in one form or another! Why, I thought, when you spend a considerable amount of money on a high class hi-fi system would you want to put it on a normal run-of-the-mill veneered stand?"

Why indeed! After that initial commission Simon entered into a very successful collaboration with Cyrus Electronics, manufacturers of high class hi-fi with fantastic sound quality (check out their web site), producing the "Tri-Arbour" to suit their range of half width hifi separates. These stands, along with the full-width "X-Arbour" as well as matching CD rack, TV stand and coffee table are now available for you to buy on-line from this web site, see the shop page.

Simon again.....
"The idea for integrated entertainment system housings came to me when I visited a friends house where every piece of equipment was on a different style of housing. The effect, to be honest was a mish-mash, I didn't put it to him quite like that though! So I set about designing a complete range of furniture based on the hifi stands that I was producing already so that customers could have a co-ordinated, elegant look in their homes."

If you take a moment to take the workshop tour you will see that all the products are truly hand crafted from solid timber in a cabinet makers workshop, using many traditional cabinet making skills and not in some faceless factory production line. Every stand and piece of furniture has its timber components carefully matched for grain pattern and colour to produce a piece of furniture with a natural harmony.