Handcrafting furniture in a mass produced world

Welcome to the Paparwark website showcasing our quality finely crafted furnishings produced in the village of Bigton, Shetland.

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What We Do

Paparwark produces furniture that is conceived, designed, manufactured and crafted by well qualified and highly experienced hands. Our branded collections of furniture are made from a variety of high quality natural woods and veneers and are only available in limited numbers. They can be modified to suit your requirements with a variety of finishes for your individual taste.

Our customers are discerning buyers of handmade furniture who are looking for some unique, individual pieces that are designed to enhance their living space and enrich the way they live at home.  Each and every piece of our furniture has an aesthetic quality that we trust you will love and appreciate.  Everything we make is built to last a lifetime and many pieces have become treasured family heirlooms.

The distinctive Paparwark logo reflects the core values of inspired concepts, creative designs and loving craftsmanship which are to be found at the heart of this business.  All of our furniture is identified by a brass Paparwark plaque which includes an individual number. The plaque labels each item as unique and gives assurance that the piece meets our exacting standards of design and manufacture to the highest technical quality.

If you have in mind some ideas for your very own piece of furniture then we would be delighted to discuss these in more detail with you. Contact Cecil for an initial chat (without any obligation to continue) to see how he and his team can create unique furniture for you, your home or place of work.

Cecil Tait, Founder, Designer & Master Craftsman

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