Antique Furniture Restoration Expertise – Simon Lorkin
Traditional French Polishing and restoration skills for clients in France, Surrey, Sussex and the South East of England.
“I realised early on that my dyslexia meant that I was never destined for a desk job and found my passion during the only lesson that I really enjoyed at school – woodwork”.
So I trained at the London College of Furniture (now part of the London Metropolitan Univeristy) for two years and The little Surrenden Workshops for one year learning the finer details of conservation work.
I then started my business in 1991 at the age of 21 in the picturesque village of Shere near Guildford in Surrey. My workshop stayed at same location in the picturesque countryside for 13 years until June 2004 when Sabina, my wife and I moved our home, workshop and two sons to Normandy in Northern France.