Kris Mutter Biography – Kris Mutter Wiki
Kris Mutter is a designer and woodworker on BBC’s Money for Nothing. The woodworker stopped doing restaurant and coffee shop jobs to set up his own recycled wood furniture design business.
“I should’ve realised sooner as I’d always loved sketching and drawing,” Kris told InCube Renfrewshire. “I sat down for a week, sketched ideas, looked around for inspiration and sat drawing for hours.
“[I] knew I was going to be rubbish at first, I didn’t have a clue, I couldn’t even cut straight, but I dedicated 12 hour days towards it, got rid of my TV, internet, all distractions.
“I focused, kept going and eventually developed my style, coming up with the chevron design and Low Recycled.”
Kris’ company – based from a workshop behind Renfrew Town Hall – sees him collect discarded wood and break it down into small blocks, removing any imperfections.
He then builds it back up into his own creations with his distinctive pattern, making everything from music record boxes, bedside tables and birdboxes to coffee tables and cutlery holders.
“My passion came from the wood I was finding,” added Kris. “I search in skips, streets, online, basically anywhere I can find it. I’ve found high-end walnut, nice oak floorboards, beech wood, mango wood from India, even pine has nice grains.
“It’s exciting knowing you’re rescuing something otherwise going to waste.”
Kris’ talent has led to a big order from the V&A Museum and a regular slot as the woodworker on BBC’s Money for Nothing TV show.
He completed the business programme InCube Creative, a free, specialist course helping makers and designers to start and grow their business.
Kris Mutter Money for Nothing
Kris Mutter is a regular on BBC’s Money for Nothing.