At Dovetailors, each member of our team brings their own unique perspective and skillset; together we share a passion for craftsmanship and contemporary furniture design.

Every design is as individual as the customer we are creating it for and each project is a journey of creativity. If you have something in mind that you simply can’t find anywhere else, you have come to the perfect place. We do not make reproductions or copies.

Whether we are working with individuals to design a special piece of furniture for their home, or a business looking for high end wood component manufacturing, we are committed to delivering quality and originality every single time.

Creative Director David Wilson

David Wilson

Creative Director

“Designing is a journey that starts with an unusual idea or a simple request and can sometimes take you to a very different destination. It’s a journey that can be exciting and rewarding for both myself and the client.”


David’s passion for design and innovation is the inspiration behind Dovetailors’ stylish range of products. As a master cabinetmaker and designer, with a PhD in engineering, he has the ability to combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting edge computer assisted design technology to push boundaries in design and production.

Customers appreciate his ability to blend his aptitude for technical design and his furniture making expertise to interpret their brief and develop their initial ideas. From handmade home accessories to complete kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, he takes an initial idea and works closely with his customers to make it a reality, considering the practical requirements as well as the aesthetics of the finished piece.

Emmanuelle Bastide-Wilson

Managing Director

“My favourite aspect of Dovetailors is seeing the sheer variety in design and technique coming out of our workshop. We have a great team who will use their combined skills, experience and creativity to ensure every single customer can achieve their vision”


Emmanuelle is the driving force behind Dovetailors’ commercial growth, helping us achieve our wider vision of delivering superior creative, engineering and technological services to all of our customers, whether business or domestic.

She works tirelessly to ensure Dovetailors is continually developing its capabilities and exceeding expectations, establishing systems and processes that ensure deadlines are met and the customer is always the focus. She enjoys supporting our commercial customers with their own business growth, whether they are budding designers or established businesses looking for small batch production and prototyping.

Catherine Martel

Catherine Martel

Design Developer

Catherine joined the Dovetailors team as a design developer and works closely with our creative director David and principal designer Charlotte to support their work on new projects. 

She is also enjoying discovering what our latest 5-axis CNC machine can help us achieve in the workshop and how it can streamline and enhance our production processes. 


Charlotte Fitzpatrick

Principal Designer

Charlotte began her career at Dovetailors when she came to the workshop for work experience. At the time she was a part-time student in furniture making at Leeds College of Building.

She is now a fully fledged member of the Dovetailors team who demonstrates a great team ethic and keenness to learn new skills. She has a great flair for furniture design and a bright future as a furniture maker.

Sujana Nalli

Sales Co-ordinator

Sujana is our brilliant sales co-ordinator. When she joined this was a brand new role and now we don’t know what we’d do without her. 

She works closely with Emmanuelle to provide valuable support to the sales process and administration support. 


Harley Deery

CNC Co-oridantor

Harley works as a CNC operator alongside our design and making team to support the production process. 

Harley works part-time with us whilst completing his studies and is a great asset in the workshop. 


Trainee Maker

Francis joined us as a trainee maker a few years ago and we have enjoyed watching him develop his skills during his time with us. 

He enjoys both the technical and creative side of furniture and wood component making and is a versatile and enthusiastic member of the team. 

John Gabler

Designer (until 08/2016)

“There is something incredibly satisfying about transforming a tree, a living growing raw material, into a piece of furniture that will become part of someone’s everyday life and remain so for many years to come.”


John is a highly skilled and creative designer maker who played an important role in the evolution of Dovetailors. During his time with us he helped us develop our production processes and put in place ways of working that have allowed us to streamline the workshop and enhance our manufacturing capabilities.

His passion for furniture making began when he worked on a ranch in Colorado, where the native Aspen trees would be chopped down and dragged back to the ranch by horses. As a consequence he has a real love of wood and an appreciation of its versatility and natural properties.

Jason designer at Dovetailors

Jason Winder


“Ever since I can remember I have been designing, drawing, dismantling, building and creating.”

Jason has had a long association with Dovetailors and developed his career in our workshop after studying degrees in both product design and fine furniture making.

He has an exceptional talent for design and for making beautifully functional furniture. His influence can be seen in a number of the pieces in our range.