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Andy and Kirsty Field

Friends from the age of 11, having met at secondary school in 1984,  Andy and Kirsty Field started their Designate journey in the year 2000. From the beginning their driving force was a shared love of art, design and crafts which grew to become a desire to create unique pieces of functional art . The last 18 years have been a roller coaster and their work can be found in shops, galleries, coffee shops, pubs, magazines and even a Jamie Oliver restaurant. “From Land’s End to the Orkneys and beyond, we are proud that every piece we make is designed and made within our Matlock based workshops and all materials sourced within a 20 mile radius.” However, Designate @ The Gate has to be their greatest achievement so far. Once a tired unused pub it is now an incredible venue that is available to hire and can adapt to suit all occasions. “It is a special place that we now call home and we would like to share it with you to enjoy life’s little pleasures.”

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