Aidan McEvoy is a designer maker of contemporary fine furniture; it was this expertise that was required as he mentored three budding cabinetmakers on C4 TV’s Monty Don’s Rural Craft recent series.
Brought up in West Cork, Ireland Aidan spent his youth in the family workshop helping his father, a master carpenter. After training, he worked in Ireland, Germany and France, absorbing their differing approaches to woodwork before he established his first company employing a team of twelve, supplying bespoke woodworking solutions to commercial clients in London. Running a company kept him away from his passion of designing and making furniture and with a QEST scholarship he joined the prestigious Edward Barnsley Trust to undertake formal tuition in fine furniture making.
At his workshop near Farnham, Surrey he makes one off pieces for private clients as well as designing and creating limited edition pieces. In 2012 Aidan was commissioned to design and make a dining table for the newly renovated Summer House within the gardens of Buckingham Palace as part of HM The Queen’s Coronation celebrations. More recently, the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery in Leicester purchased an intricate jewellery box to showcase the legacy of the Arts & Crafts movement.