From an early age Ben had a passion for woodworking after watching his dad build most of the furniture in the family home. He quickly found a love for creating wooden furniture at school. After studying Art, Design Technology & Business studies Ben wanted to turn his hobby into a business... Ben Simpson Furniture was born!

The first year

Garden Shed

The first thing Ben set out to do was to purchase sustainably sourced timber, he decided on the highest-grade joinery pine that had been kiln dried to a moisture content below 10%. This ensured the furniture acclimatised to its new home without warping or bowing, and will continue to look great for a lifetime.

Once Ben had sourced the highest quality materials, he started to create a range of rustic inspired solid wooden furniture and shelving.

After a few years growing the business from the shed Ben teamed up with long-time friend and school mate Luke Kiernan.

Building the business

The Partnership

Luke started out much the same as Ben, developing a love for creating wooden furniture at school, furthering his skills by studying Product design & Business Studies at college. This allowed Luke to develop his knowledge of design and product placement in the market.

After Teaming up with Luke, they decided that sustainability was going to be an important aspect of the business. They knew that premium quality, hand crafted furniture had always been a great investment for the home, but also that this type of product was better for the environment too. That’s because it is built better, and is stronger, so is less likely to need replacing, placing further demands on the planet.

Ben & Luke set out to design a new range of Rustic Industrial shelving and furniture, that kept sustainability at the forefront of everything that we did. The brief was simple, Reducing, reusing, recycling.

The Future

Fast-forward 10 years

Ben Simpson Furniture has grown into an environmentally friendly e-commerce furniture shop, with the focus consistently on manufacturing a wide range of premium handcrafted wooden furniture from our purpose-built workshop based in West Sussex.

Our Mission

We strive to deliver bespoke, handmade, sustainable, wooden Furniture & Shelving while maintaining the highest level of customer service & environmentally friendly working practices. At a fair honest price!

We will continue to act in a responsible way – so you can not only love your purchase, but you can feel great about it too. 

Our Values

We have said from the beginning that we will run Ben Simpson Furniture our way, sustainability isn’t an afterthought when it comes to our business – it is an integral part of who we are and what we do. We love the environment, and we want to do everything that we can to protect the Earth for the future.

We have also created a fun, enjoyable workplace for our team & always make sure our customers have the best online experience possible.

Our Products

We spend time developing thoughtful products & packaging to deliver premium quality and a low impact on the planet. These two key elements have become the foundation of Ben Simpson Furniture!

You can be sure that every product you receive has been designed and built with these conditions front of mind!

The Workshop

Bespoke | Handmade | Sustainable