About PMF Designs

Exquisite design and engineering

We specialise in working with our clients to create truly unique pieces: bespoke metal furniture for home and garden; pergolas; sculptures; metal home accessories. We work in a range of styles, from the very traditional to super modern and contemporary. Browse our gallery for some inspiration - there are a number of projects we've completed for past clients. If you already have an idea of what you want, use the form to get in touch. It would be really helpful if you can include: will the piece be for indoor or outdoor use? Do you have an idea of finish or base material? What will it be used for? If you can include a rough sketch that would be even better!

25 years of bespoke, British design and metalcraft: a family company

John Pomfrey began Pomfrey Metal Fabrications in 1991, taking over a workshop on the very edge of the Sussex coast. Over the years the business grew and evolved two arms: PMF Designs - creating furniture and other bespoke metalwork pieces; and PMF Metalwork - focussing on engineering and metalwork fabrication.

John was apprenticed at the Phoenix Ironworks in Lewes, and worked on a wide range of both large and small engineering projects throughout his career. His son Matthew began working with him in 2002, and between them they  have created a thriving business which meets the needs of a huge variety of clients. John took a step back from the day to day in 2012, with Matt carrying on PMF with his new team.

A Sample of PMF Designs Projects

Bespoke metal table and chair sets, Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados
Chaise longue and two matching chairs, Glyndebourne Opera House (Cosi Fan Tutte)
Bespoke metal table and chairs sets for St. James' Club, London
Ornate curved brass screens for snug seating area (2.7m arc by 1.2m tall), interior designer
Bespoke stainless steel satin finish hinges for iroko wood gate, private client
Bespoke mild steel king size bed frame, private client

Our capabilities: from precise engineering, to hand forged metalwork
If you're looking for something more engineering based, pop over to our other site, PMF Metalwork, to discover our capabilities. For a general idea, our guillotine and brake press accommodate material up to 3m long, and 6mm thick. We can roll material 6mm thick, up to 1.5m long, as well as milling and turning small machined parts. A recent addition to the workshop is a fully functioning forge, giving us blacksmithing capabilities. We make railings, balustrades, we work on ships and boats, we work on sets for the creative arts. Splashbacks, cooker hood chimneys, sinks and worktops. If it's metal, we can probably make it. Give us a call to talk about your project - we offer free design consultation and advice as part of our service. We're in the workshop till from 7.30-5pm 01273 517333.

Site credits:
Leigh Simpson Photographer
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Useful links:
PMF Metalwork
Sussex Flue Systems - Choose a woodburning stove to go with our stylish log holders
Craft and Design Selected Makers
The Sussex Guild of Designers and Makers
Winchester Cathedral
Pashley Manor Gardens
Federation of Small Businesses
Furniture Manufacturers - Home & Office in Newhaven
Lewes Artisans
Susmans Best Beef Biltong Company Ltd

01273 517333 | Unit N, Quarry Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DG
| info@pmfdesigns.co.uk

Registered office: Ground Floor, 66 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XG
| Registered number:  07928000