Paul Hodgkiss Designs

Paul Hodgkiss Designs is a creative Scottish company that has built a reputation for distinctive hand crafted wood furniture and fittings, interiors brought to life using existing architectural elements, with both commercial and residential customer.

Commercial

Paul Hodgkiss Designs can create new corporate identities, intricate and inviting retail spaces, bar restaurants and many other commercial environments.

Domestic

Paul Hodgkiss Designs create unique Home interiors that are stunningly brought to life by refurbishment, unique fitted architecture and contemporary furniture ranges.

Gifts

Paul Hodgkiss Designs create and produce our wonderful handmade traditional wooden Quaich’s and Boards in our Glasgow workshop and they make the perfect Scottish gift.

Our History

To this day, I enjoy nothing more than working on a challenging bespoke commission, where I am asked to design and produce something that I have not tackled before. From a personal, professional and creative point of view, this is the food of life.
1982
Leaving school with excellence in Art and Woodwork, it was suggested by a family friend that Cabinetmaking would be a good start. Was incredibly lucky to get an apprenticeship with the renowned Peirs Kettlewell CabinretMakers. Trained by the finest of craftsmen.
1986
Opened the first workshop, designing and manufacturing bespoke furniture and interiors. It was during one restaurant project, Chadis Bar/ Restaurant on Bath Street where I used the existing stone for the first time. Other notable projects included Bar Luxemburg.
1989
A partnership with Heritage House Antiques, designing and fitting/ restoring out Lee Castle Lanark, Boswell Hotel, fitting out of the CEO office and VIP reception of Medicare in Tampa Florida using the Walnut panelling from the Barr and Stroud building proved our understanding of antique interiors and furniture allowing us to repurpose these otherwise lost wonders.
1990
Took a sabbatical and travelled. Lived with a respected Balinese carving family, sat and carved with them, I saw and understood how they carved out the visions that they saw in the natural grain, allowing nature to guide their creations. There was one afternoon, we visited an uncle, I stared at a particular project and it all hit me, all the inspirations from my childhood, in the mountains, fascination with roots of trees, contours of stone and sea, my delight and fascination with Art nouveau. Travelling along coastal regions I saw how simple and beautiful it was to place a rough slab of wood on supports and open a bar.
1992
Alan Edwards Hair Salon commissioned me to design and fitout his new salon in the Briggait. With the new inspirations and access to Scottish home grown timbers we complete what was to be the first of many successful interiors with this new style. Some iconic and timeless interiors were to follow: Café Antipasti, Bouzy Rouge, Bar Bola and many more, these interiors required the design of furniture to match our interiors, this was the birth of our current furniture designs. Completed our first design kitchen, it would prove to be the first of many to feature as a selling point of homes.
1993
Projects got bolder and bigger including the Oriental Pagoda in Pitlochry Plant Explorers gardens, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, our unique style featuring wood, stone and metal was visible throughout Glasgow. It was during this period that I learnt the value of and how to deliver a client’s brand message through their interiors. This was to be particularly successful for our clients W.Grant& Son, completing design and fit out projects for their Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Family Reserve brands.
2000
Moved to our workshop in the Southside of Glasgow, our interior projects were to include some of the most luxurious staircases, kitchens and larger projects. We invested in machinery, new technology and proved the commercial viability of the tradition craft with solid and quality materials. We established the three styles within our furniture design range; Cuil, Rannoch and Epinel, opening a showroom to showcase and allow clients to appreciate the ergonomics, quality and beauty of our furniture.
2014
My designs won us the commission for the design and production of the medal winner’s Quaich, medal trays and podiums for the Glasgow commonwealth games.
Projects included Bowmore Hotel, the entire hotel; interior and exterior, restoration and interiors to entire homes, one special one being a retirement home on the island of Seil, an old slate miner’s cottage facing the Atlantic Ocean.
Today
Projects continue; from sculpture to brand placing, reclaimed materials to Scottish hardwoods, existing architectural features brought to life. We never really know what’s next!
Traditional methods
Highly skilled craftsmen working the traditional methods, embracing new technology.
Environment friendly
We use our waste wood, saw dust and shavings to fuel our bio mass heating.
Affordable design
There are no limits to Paul’s creative solutions.
Long history
Since 1986 Paul has forged a unique and instantly recognisable style.
Bespoke
Bespoke furniture and interiors design to our customers’ requests.
Family business
A family run company that you will find welcoming and friendly.

HANDCRAFTED

Paul Hodgkiss Designs is a creative Scottish company that has built a reputation for distinctive hand crafted wood furniture and fittings, interiors brought to life using existing architectural elements, with both commercial and residential customer.

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If you are interested in Paul Hodgkiss Designs for your Commercial or Domestic project then please contact us to arrange an appointment where we can discuss your project in detail. If you are interested in our Handcrafted Gifts then please visit our online shop for more information regarding these products.

Love Paul Hodgkiss Designs!

If you are interested in Paul Hodgkiss Designs for your Commercial or Domestic project then please contact us to arrange an appointment where we can discuss your project in detail. If you are interested in our Handcrafted Gifts then please visit our online shop for more information regarding these products.