David Buss, founder of the company, trained at the prestigious Parnham College whose director John Makepeace gave David not only the opportunity to study there but also to teach at the college and be involved in the development of buildings at Hooke Park.
David went on to found the company Inner Space in Petersfield, before returning to Devon to start a new workshop on the Devon Somerset border, on the edge of the Blackdown hills near Uffculme.
Starting off as an architectural Joinery Company known as Tech 42 Ltd, David started to move more towards the bespoke furniture side of things and started up the sister company, Bridger & Buss.
David now employs a team of local makers and designers who all work in harmony together creating a wide variety of work.
Bridger & Buss has now grown and expanded into a new larger workshop in Crediton. Now with the addition of more complex machinery such as our CNC Machine, we are looking forward to the ability of taking on larger and more challenging work.
We are currently in the process of collaborating with a young local sculptor Tom Duggan who has been given the exciting opportunity to exhibit a large sculpture
Samantha Walpole is a graduate in 3D Design from Plymouth University and winner of the Vitra Design Award, started to work for Bridger & Buss in 2015. She has developed her own range of furniture specialising with metal rod and simple wood structures. She continues to develop her skills in wood work and furniture making.
Zoe Baker graduated from Brighton University with a BA Hons in 3D Design in 2009. She then went onto working as a photography lighting assistant for two well established Fashion photographers before deciding to travel the world and teach water sports. Coming back to her creative roots she decided to further her skills in wood work and is now working for Bridger & Buss as a furniture maker and photographer.
Martin Woolner gained a Masters Degree in Furniture Design from the Royal Collage of Art. He has 30+ years experience of designing and making furniture. From running his own furniture making business, Martin went on to becoming a professor and lecturer at Plymouth University for 20 years. In the last 10 years he became an associate professor of innovation for the university, helping to develop and improve their 3D Design course.
Aller Range Designers
Andrea’s designs, as well as her approach to life, strive for integrity, simplicity and elegance. She does not follow trends but follows her intuition and knowledge.
For Andrea, the challenge is in blending timeless simplicity with functionality and longevity, Her furniture has been described as modern classics that people fall in love with and treasure for a lifetime.
Sarah Kays work covers a broad spectrum, from bespoke designs for private clients and public art commissions, to design for production for UK retailers such as SCP, Benchmark, Sitting Firm, Mark Product and Heal’s.
With a reputation for designs that are sensitive and carefully considered, her work has a quiet, timeless appeal: the objective being longevity through quality design and craftsmanship.