2015 - Finalists for the Craft and Design selected makers award.
2014 - Silver Anniversary of launch of CONVERTABLE and see's the launch of CONVERTABLE-ECO. Awarded silver in the Craft & Design Selected award. Named as Bo Concept ones to watch. Exhibited at the RHS Wisley Arts Fest, ICHF at Stonor park, Best of Britannia and invited to be part of the Handmade in Britain pop up shop.
2013 - Voted top six finalist in the Craft and Design Selected Makers Awards, joined by Rosalind and Daniel to form Griffin+Sinclair
2013 - Exhibited at Rufford Abbey for the Notts Open Studios exhibition.
2008 - Selected for the Guardian Newspaper's Interior Directory, Selected member of The Design Factory, work published in Betty Norbury's book "Bespoke"
2007 - Exhibited at Art in Action Waterperry House; work featured in House Beautiful magazine
2006 - The family went to Art in Action at Waterperry House and had work featured in 50 Beautiful Kitchens magazine at The Harley Gallery.
2005 - Art in Action Waterperry House, The Art, Craft & Design show at Syon Park, London, Contemporary Living Rooms - Welbeck Abbey, Selected as the No 1 bespoke furniture maker in the country by The Independent newspaper. also took part in the Period Living Rooms exhibition at Thoresby Hall.
2004 - Craft in Focus at Guildford, Reading, Canterbury, Twickenham. The Craft & Design Experience at Fawley Court, Henley on Thames.-
Lee Sinclair in 1971
Furniture Exhibition Olympia 1989
1996 'A Potter, A Painter, A Furniture Maker'
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Nic & Gilbey constructing a huge conferance table 1999
CONVERTABLE launch 1989
2002 - Craft in Focus University of Surrey, Furniture Rufford Abbey,
Craftsman Magazine Award for best product at the Royal Berkshire Show
for Walnut Music Stand, "Recliner" at 23/24 gallery.
2001 - Craft in Focus University of Surrey, Reading University, The Harley
Gallery Welbeck Abbey, Artizana at Excell Centre; British Craft Show
Chiswick Town hall. Awarded Silver Platter for best new exhibitor, Royal
wooden music stand, handmade, British, craftsmanship, bespoke
2000 - Craft in Focus at University of Surrey, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck
Abbey, "Show of Excellence" Henley on Thames, "Concept for Living"
Taton Park, "Artizana" Excell Centre London.
1999 - Sculptural Chairs at The Pearoom Gallery; "Two Makers" at
Harding House Gallery, "Show of Excellence" Henley on Thames, Silver
Anniversary Exhibition at Endon House Gallery
1998 - Exhibited at "Show of Excellence" at Henley on Thames and BBC
Good Homes Show at NEC
1997 - An exhibition about 'Designer Furniture' at Harding House Gallery, Lincoln
and Art in Wood at Chilterns Museum.
1996 - Took part in an exhibition called - 'A Potter, A Painter, A Furniture Maker', a joint exhibition with the great potter Colin Pearson at Rufford Craft Centre Gallery and Living Crafts, Henley on Thames
1995 - Lee took part in A Celebration of Craftsmanship exhibition at the Thirlstaine Gallery, Cheltenham. Interiors exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre Gallery, and the British Craft Show, Luton Hoo.
1994 - International Furniture Exhibition, N.E.C; Living Crafts, Henley on Thames.
Also in 1994, Lee's work was published in a book - The Complete Woodwork
Course and took part in another exhibition about Modern Furniture Bonington Gallery. Nottingham
1993 - Society of Designer and Craftsmen Annual Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, London. "Furniture is....." contemporary furniture exhibition at the Bonington Gallery. Designer-Craftsmen, Stamford Arts Centre
1992 - British Design Stand, Ideal Home Exhibition, Earls Court; Country Living, Business Design Centre, Islington
1991 - National BBC TV, New Zealand TV and Sky TV, Article for 1971-1973 - Lee Sinclair worked at Berry Furniture Ltd - London - Furniture Designer. Designed the Berry Dynatop selected for Design Centre, London. Implemented new factory layout Responsible for company exhibitions i.e. Ideal Homes Exhibition. Arthur Lewis was in his 60's when I joined Berry's and had been there since joining the firm as an apprentice before the war. He was a master craftsman and I am indebted to him for his time and patience. He taught me the real craft of furniture making and the virtue in producing the highest quality work. Arthur inspired me in many ways and convinced me that I should work towards running my own workshop. The knowledge I gained over those two years cannot be measured and I use
Woodworker Magazine - Converting Design Into A Business.
1991 - British Craftsmanship in Wood, Thirlstaine Gallery, Cheltenham ,
To launch book British Craftsmanship in Wood.; Design Pavilion, Ideal
Home Exhibition, Earls Court
1990 - Year of Innovation Exhibition, Design Centre, Haymarket,London
1989 - Launch of CONVERTABLE at International Furniture Exhibition,
Earls Court; Art In Action Waterperry House, Oxford; Living Crafts
Henley on Thames
1987 - Rosalind Sinclair was born in Nottinghamshire and brought
up around beautifully designed furniture. Lee took part in the Steel
and Wood exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre.
1985 - International Furniture Exhibition N.E.C. Lee won the Barclay
Bank Award for Craftsmanship and was Elected Membership of the
Society of Designer Craftsmen. Also took part in the Hammer & Tong Exhibition, Lincoln
1984 - Lee won an award for Craftsmanship at the Keele University Exhibition;
Warwick University Arts Centre. (just down the road from where Daniel lived).
1981 - Lee Sinclair Furniture Nottinghamshire - Workshop moved to
1979 - Introduced Clockscapes decorative wooden clocks that kept us in
business for many years. It is very complimentary to see so many clocks
that echo our early designs.
1977 / 1978 - took part in an exhibition at Jews Court, Lincoln, Corn Hill Gallery, Caistor
1977 - Started work on CONVERTABLE design
1974 - Lee Sinclair Furniture - Lincolnshire - Furniture Designer
Set up own workshop to design and make exclusive and batch produced furniture.
1974 - Lee Sinclair Furniture - realised his life long dream by opening his bespoke
handmade furniture business in Lincolnshire.
Before Lee Sinclair Furniture...
Arthur's "tips" everyday and hope that I have passed on his enthusiasm and knowledge to my apprentices.
1967-1971 - Lee Sinclair attended Hornsey College of Art - London - BA (hon) Three - Dimensional Design. Studied under Peter Dickenson, Fred Scott, George Ingham, Martin Grierson, John Heritage, Guido Belmonte, Ettoire Sotsass, John Marshall, John Sturgess.