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Designs for Success

FORMinVOID has been running for just over a year now and I’ve been working on a combination of furniture, lighting and insulation designs for various clients.

Chocolate Cottage

A Chocolate Cottage in the lake district isn’t the most obvious self employment choice for a teacher of vocational skills from Somerset. However, a period of illness and time away from work allowed Richard to re-evaluate his life and his future plans.

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