Another Country opens Dorset showroom | Curated home inspiration

Another Country has opened the doors to its brand-new converted barn showroom in the West Country, where the brand’s roots were originally formed. 

The makers of contemporary craft furniture, who design and make wood furniture and accessories using natural materials and traditional techniques, have furnished their new showspace as if it were a welcoming home. 

Located at Chaldicott Barns in the village of Semley, the recently opened Dorset showroom brings the sustainable ethos of Another Country, and its dedication to preserving craft, to the forefront. The converted barn sets the scene for a curated display of some of the brand’s best-sellers, alongside new additions to the collection. 

The converted barn situated in the Dorset countryside offers a complementing setting to showcase the contemporary crafted furniture

Responding to a notable lifestyle shift towards remote working and contemporary country living, this additional showroom in the West Country complements the existing London showroom. As visitors walk in they are embraced into a home-like setting, with the barn’s generous space being split into dining, living, and sleeping environments. 

“We are really excited to be opening a showroom in Dorset, where our brand originated from,” said Paul de Zwart, founder of Another Country.

“Over the last few years the West Country has become home to world-class art and hospitality destinations, witnessed the growth of a thriving food and maker scene, and seen many new people call this area home, especially within the area bordered by Bath, Salisbury and Shaftesbury. It just makes sense to go west rather than expecting people to always come to London or shop online.”

Every detail is thought about, with the furniture displays telling the story and history of the brand. For example, pieces from the Hardy collection designed by award-winning British designer David Irwin draw inspiration from Another Country’s Dorset heritage. 

Alongside this there’s the beautiful, limited edition Purbeck coffee table made of three geometric shapes, using locally sourced materials including Purbeck green marble and Pippy oak. In the bedroom area, the brand’s first fully upholstered Wick bed takes centre stage, and it’s topped with a handcrafted organic, natural mattress by Devon-based company Naturalmat. 

Completing the space, the showroom features a selection of artwork by the London-based artist David Murphy. 

A showcase of versatile furniture pieces include the Purbeck coffee table and the Wick bed

Photography by Sam Walton.

Discover more British country-style furniture by Another Country. You can also read our Meet the Maker interview with founder Paul de Zwart, in which he tells us about the brand’s strive to make design more sustainable and he reveals his happy place in nature.

Read more design news on enki, including a new off-grid Natural Shelter that is a fully assembled hideaway and outdoor sleep space.

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