Pay It Back


I have had a love for working with wood from a very young age, spending many hours in my father’s shed blunting all the tools as I tried to work out which one would best cut and shape the piece I was making.  I have also progressively developed a strong vision of what I believe furniture can be - not just simple surfaces to put things on but beautifully, functional forms that can echo our individuality. 

In 2010 I decided to bring together this love and belief, explore my creative side and learn the artisanal skill of Fine Furniture Making.

I had the privilege of being able to undertake my training in Devon with David Savage (http://www.finefurnituremaker.com) who, with two excellent makers Daren Millman and Steven Perry, runs an atelier-based training program based on his 40 years of design and furniture making experience.  David is one of the UK's leading furniture designers and has recently written a book called "Furniture with Soul” (ISBN: 4-77003-121-1, Kodansha International Ltd).

My training with David reinforced my passion and philosophy and upon finishing the course, I founded Lury Furniture.  I was very fortunate to be able to find space alongside Martin Grierson (http://www.martingrierson.co.uk) and ten other independent designer-makers, in his workshop in West London.  Like David, Martin is one of the best and most experienced designer-makers in Britain who has been designing and making furniture for over 45 years.

From the beginning

Born in 1979, my youngest years were spent in my birthplace Versailles, on the outskirts of Paris, France.  My family then moved to Northern Scotland where I spent my late childhood and teenage years before going to university in Edinburgh.  In 2001 I graduated and ventured back to Paris.  After three-and-a-half wonderful years in Paris, which included meeting my (now) wife, I moved to London.


Jean-Damien Lury | +44 (0) 7921 404 199
jean-damien@luryfurniture.com | Skype Name: jdlury-luryfurniture
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