Bruce Hamilton


A selection of chairs that Mackintosh designed for various locations within the original Tearooms.
My association with the Mackintosh Tearooms goes back to a time prior to establishing Bruce Hamilton Furniture Makers when the company that I was working for was commissioned to make a number of small Mackintosh Domino Tables and ‘Glasgow Style’ side chairs for extra seating in the Salon De Luxe at the Willow Tearooms.

Later, when I established Bruce Hamilton Furniture Makers, I developed a business relationship with Anne Mulhern who was the owner of the Willow Tearooms at that time and I carried out small repairs to the furniture in the Salon De Luxe. As Anne expanded her business to the development the Salon De Luxe, I was commissioned to make 12 Low Back silver painted Mackintosh chairs and three Tables.

As the tearooms expanded back to the first floor mezzanine, I was commissioned to make the small Arm Chairs and the Tables for the project and a bespoke ‘CRM inspired’ gift display unit. When Anne opened her second CRM Willow Tearoom in Buchanan Street in Glasgow, I was commissioned to make the High Back Ingram Chairs and Tables for the first floor and the CRM Chinese Chairs and Table for the second floor.
In 2014,Celia Sinclair purchased the Tearooms and set up a Trust to raise funds to refurbish the building and restore the interiors to as close to the original Mackintosh design as possible. In 2016 a team of respected, talented trades and crafts people was assembled to work on project. From this group of craft workers, I was selected and commissioned to make 33 Tub Chairs for the ground and first floor for the reconstruction of the tearooms renamed ‘Mackintosh at the Willow’.

The new Mackintosh at the Willow Tearooms were official opened by HRH His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall in 2018 and I was privileged to be one of a few of the Craft Workers chosen to represent fellow workers to be introduced to HRH and his wife.

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A ‘Domino’ games table and four Barrel chairs designed as arm chairs


A ‘Domino’ games table, original designed for the Argyle Street Tea Rooms, and four Barrel chairs designed as arm chairs.


A popular piece, this is often commissioned as one off item or for use as desk chair.

Cashiers Settle

One of Mackintosh’s most recognisable pieces of furniture, this Settle was designed for the cashier at the Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the pieces here, or have any other queries please get in touch.


You recently made me an Ingram high back chair which was for my wife’s 60th birthday. I would just like to say how pleased I am with it. Not only are we pleased with the chair, but we are both impressed with your skills as a craftsman. Once again thanks for a great job, and thanks for making her birthday so special.
If you are interested in receiving a quote, or are just looking for some additional information about any of the pieces, then please contact Bruce directly or by using the contact form below. Every effort is made to get back to you within 24 hours.

(+44) 0141 959 5025

Strathcona Studio Workshop
18 Strathcona Drive
G13 1JG


We’ve taken delivery this afternoon and they look great. Exactly as we imagined and better than we hoped for. Thank you and should you ever need a reference or photos we’d be happy to oblige.
You recently made me an Ingram high back chair which was for my wife’s 60th birthday. I would just like to say how pleased I am with it. Not only are we pleased with the chair, but we are both impressed with your skills as a craftsman. Once again thanks for a great job, and thanks for making her birthday so special.
First working day back in Cape Town and I already have my chairs. In two words: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I am having to rearrange my furniture accordingly to give them all pride of place. The settle I knew and already loved. The two chairs I had only seen in pictures before – truly works of art. Deceptively simple in looks; devilishly complex in detail. Thank you so much – I can see why you were loath to let them go! I love the reddish wood too… Kind regards from a very satisfied customer. What next?!


(South Africa)

I am long overdue in writing to thank you for the beautiful CRM Ladder Back reproduction chair that you managed to get to me in time for Christmas. My husband was absolutely delighted with it. It is a work of art. I am especially grateful that he got it before he went back to Africa as I’m not sure that it would have been the same to show him a picture. It is nice to know that there are still craftsmen such as yourself amidst the world of mass production.
Well, more than a month has passed since Christmas and I realise that I haven’t dropped you a line to let you know how the ladder back was received…Dave loved it!! His face on Christmas day was a picture…he couldn’t believe that I had bought it and was rendered speechless ( a rare thing!!). He circled it slowly, looked at it from every angle and ran his hands up and down each and every part of it! It has pride of place in his home and I will never regret buying it for him. He is totally impressed with your craftsmanship, as am I. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for bringing the chair over yesterday. I am sure it will go down well as a christening present – I cant imagine anything better!
The chairs and table have arrived in perfect condition, and we are very pleased with the result; in particular, the colour/shade of the chairs and fabric perfectly match our existing furniture/floor. It sure was worth waiting! We thank you a lot. P.S. We also have appreciated the efficient design of the crate … the furniture did travel safely.
Christian and Marie-Antoine
Hello Bruce, your work has been much admired. The switch box was a most admirable solution, beautifully made and looks like it has always been there. One would not know that the pews had been altered. I sent a pic of it to Nigel Robb, secy of CARTA ata121. He was most impressed.


(Bearsden cross church)

Hello Bruce, the chair was delivered safely yesterday and we are delighted with it. We think that the quality of your workmanship is outstanding & also appreciated the care you took in ensuring the chair was properly packed so that it arrived without any damage.