Corrie Lynn & Co
Interesting wooden furniture crafted in magnificent surroundings.
Large orders - unique pieces - commissions.
Also: Self-catering cottage, art gallery, bird-watching, walks and picnic sites.
Unique wooden furniture, individually crafted in beautiful surroundings, Corrie Lynn & Co is the epitome of a small business which has shown remarkable growth during the 7 years of its existence.
Started by Robin Fowler whilst he was still farming full time, Corrie Lynn & Co was initially situated in a garage on Corrie Lynn farm. Robin & his wife, Tinks, trained one worker to assist them and he is now one of the senior staff members. As orders started coming in, the garage grew too small and Robin moved the workshop into part of the red shed which is now the show room.
Initially Robin and Tinks relied on word of mouth as their sole means of advertising. After a couple of years they became members of the Midlands Meander Association and started attending various shows where their furniture could be viewed. As a result of exhibiting at the Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg, they picked up their first major contract to supply furniture to some of the KZN Wildlife (formerly Natal Parks Board) resorts.
The factory had to be moved once more as they had run out of space. Corrie Lynn & Co now has 6 full time and 4 part- time employees.
Robin designs all the furniture himself and says that he has drawn inspiration from the Shaker-style furniture which is simple, has clean lines and allows the wood to show off its natural beauty. I enjoy working with unusual types of wood as I can then design pieces of furniture which are slightly different to the norm, says Robin.
Custom-made furniture is the speciality of Corrie Lynn & Co and many customers rely on Robin to interpret an idea or style for them. The furniture he makes ranges from beds and bedroom furniture to living room, dining and kitchen and bathroom furniture. Corrie Lynn & Co also offers a range of outdoor and patio furniture, including the hugely popular Canadian-style Adirondack chairs and benches. Corrie Lynn & Co is a good place to visit if you are looking for smaller wooden items which are suitable for gifts. You will find a variety of bread and cheese boards, cutlery holders, trays, bird feeders, bird houses, lamps and hinged boxes.
The Corrie Lynn & Co showroom has become a popular shopping venue for tourists on the Midlands Meander. They love the unique woods and the designs which Robin has created. Most of the work he does is commissioned by visitors from other parts of South Africa, as well as Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has completed export orders which were sent to Spain, the UK and Austria and is presently working on his first export order to the United States.
Our furniture is really good value for money, says Robin who is a stickler for quality and personally checks each item before it is put in the showroom or shipped to the customer. Visitors are welcome to watch the furniture being made in the workshop after viewing the large selection of items in the showroom which commands a spectacular view of the Dargle Valley.
Open 10am-4pm daily
For personal attention, phone for appointment.
Contact Robin or Tinks Fowler.
17 Petrusstroom Road
Tel/Fax: 033 234 4447 Tel home 033 234 4838 Cell: 082 789 5990