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Anni Albers Exhibition

By |2018-10-15T15:03:36+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

Anni Albers was a German textile artist and printmaker. She was famous for her creations and was known for "blurring the lines" between traditional craft and art. She had created many woven pieces during her time and in particular focused on geometric pattern compositions, some of her most famously known work is 'Red and Blue layers' and [...]

Beech to bench!

By |2018-10-15T10:47:17+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Workbenches|

Are you wondering how our products are made? Take a look at our YouTube channel where you can see the process our products go through and the attention to detail and precision we put into every bench we make. All our products are made from solid prime grade beech that’s been steamed and kiln dried and [...]

Pinterest

By |2018-10-15T14:32:39+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Reviews|

Pinterest is a fantastic way to gain ideas and information, whether you're after inspiration for a project or advice and tips on weaving and woodworking then Pinterest is your go-to site. You can find a lot of weaving ideas on there, anything from scarfs and weaving baskets to wall hangings and pillowcases. Our favorite weaving advice is [...]

What To Look For In A Workbench

By |2016-02-08T12:51:24+00:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Workbenches|

Any Design & Technology classroom should have workbenches that meets their needs. As one of the most prominent furniture in the room, it has to be both functional and durable. After all, hundreds, if not thousands, of students will be relying on it on a daily basis. If it gets in the way of learning in [...]

Our Top 10 Craft Pinterest Pins

By |2016-01-22T14:50:22+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|

Whether you are interested in woodwork; weaving; or dress making - Pinterest offers countless sources of inspiration as well as many how-to guides.   Here, we round up 10 of our favourite pins that we hope will inspire you!           One: 'Fall Tree' was created by designer Benjamin Graindorge and is made [...]

Octagonal workbenches in production

By |2015-12-14T11:02:30+00:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

A secondary school in Glasgow required workbenches for large groups of students to work around while also providing a stable work surface. The Octagonal Workbench is ideal for this type of classroom as 8 students can sit around it and wood and metalwork vices can be fitted to suit a wide variety of work projects. For [...]

How we build a heavy duty workbench

By |2015-10-14T09:47:24+00:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

In our latest video, we share how we manufacture our solid beech workbenches to make them strong and durable enough for years of heavy duty work. This video was directed and produced by Mirela Kostadinova who is a graduate of the University of Kent. Her work placement with EMIR was made possible through the University of [...]

EMIR visits Artmap Argyll and David Bracken

By |2015-09-04T07:44:22+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: News|

EMIR's Marketing Manager had a great day out on Sunday along with the Owner Samantha Emmerich, visiting various artists and crafts people on the Artmap Argyll including David Bracken who produces some amazing work. In his workshop they found this 1967 workbench which David had saved from a school in London: So how far have our benches travelled? [...]

Video: A Jeweller’s bench designed for craftsmen

By |2015-08-28T10:15:18+00:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

In our new video on the EMIR YouTube channel, we visit student Evie Armstrong-Clarke who received a Jewellers bench from EMIR earlier in the year. Evie recently completed her studies at Central Saint Martins for a degree in Jewellery Design and last year won a Topshop competition. The 'Freedom' competition involved Topshop teaming up with the University [...]