In the depths of the West Dorset countryside, Nick Read has created something very special. Sitting on a 250-acre organic farm, Wraxall Yard was a series of derelict farm buildings that have been transformed into a community space, workshop and accessible holiday accommodation. The new Wraxall Yard caters to everyone, but its principal aim is to provide people with physical impairments and disabilities an obstacle-free and peaceful environment to enjoy their time away.
Nick commissioned Clementine Blakemore Architects to work on the project, who in turn consulted with the Centre for Accessible Environments and people with disabilities to understand how the farm could be adapted to their needs while maintaining its character and Nick’s vision.
It was important for the cottages not to feel clinical but tactile, warm, and welcoming; the interiors all feature exposed roof timbers, steel and timber windows. Equally important was the choice of furniture, and we were delighted to be invited to furnish the cottages with our Hardy and Series One collections, the perfect complement for the site and its architecture, blending into the fabric of the building seamlessly.
Inspired by the Dorset landscape and our Dorset Heritage, our Hardy collection has found its true home at Wraxall Yard. It’s an absolute joy to see this collection used in such a versatile space, showcasing the beauty, quality and hardworking nature our furniture is known for, and as part of a project that shares our ethos perfectly.
You can read more about Wraxall Yard here