Andrea Stemmer is passionate about furniture, and has been since finishing her joinery apprenticeship in Germany in 1984. She attended the Atlantic College in Wales on a student scholarship, from 1978 – 1980 & in 1987 completed her formal studies by going to Parnham, the renowned school for craftsmen in wood. She studied fine cabinet-making and furniture design.
Since then she has been designing and making furniture on her own and in partnership with others. Before Andrea began in solo practice (as Andrea Stemmer), she was part of the renowned partnership, Kay + Stemmer (2000 – 2012). Andrea and Sarah collaborated on a range of projects producing best selling pieces for SCP.
Andrea’s designs, and approach to life, strive for integrity, simplicity and elegance. She does not follow trends but her intuition and knowledge. She now works to produce designs that fulfil: bespoke commissions; product design for retail; and experimental pieces based on the principles of up-cycling.