Cowley Manor Hotel is a luxury country house hotel set in beautiful Edwardian gardens the Cotswolds. It was a unique project where the owners had a clear vision of the kind of hotel they wanted to create and then assembled a team of architects and designers to work together. My friend and fellow designer/maker, Andrea Stemmer, and I had often expressed the hope that a big project would come along where we could work together, so I knew who to ask when the opportunity arose and that’s how we formed the partnership Kay+Stemmer. We were commissioned to design and manage production of bespoke ranges of contemporary oak furniture for the 30 bedrooms, restaurant and reception. It was a unique opportunity that can only be described as a career break. So a big thank you to Jessica and Peter.