Inspired by the hidden inner structures of modern architecture, the clean aesthetic of this pair of tables conceals a complex construction.
Tapers, curves and mitred corners create a repetitive structure from beautifully figured sycamore to form the body of the tables. Look further to reveal dovetailed drawers disguised within the tactile surface and an underlying framework of elm. A demonstration of pure craftsmanship.
Oak, fumed oak & white emulsion.
3 x H400 x W400 x D100mm
A trio of wall cabinets made to communicate the balance between obsession and good quality in fine furniture making; a project grown from research that questioned the boundaries between imperfection and luxury.
Each simple, square cabinet frames an oak door with a unique defect. A split, a rough band-sawn surface and a reactionary blemish, individually highlighted with a hint of gold leaf.
Presented through supreme accuracy, these common workshop 'mistakes' challenge preconceived ideas of flaws or faults in highly crafted furniture. Inside, radial end grain veneer shows the inner structure of the tree in beautifully dark, fumed oak.
The Bud Chair is a sculptural piece inspired by the balance between structure and volume in architectural forms. The wide seat appears pulled upward by the backrest; a ribbon of wood that encloses the sitter whilst capturing the movement involved in the experimental process of free-form lamination.
The theme of symmetry is continued through a book-matched seat and an innovative woven junction at the apex of the backrest. English ash and oak were used to create a subtle distinction between the contrasting spacial elements.
Oak & fumed oak.
H420 x W700 X D700mm
The Gordon Table was inspired by the late Gordon Russell, a pioneer in the development of modern furniture.
This table celebrates the creative flow of thinking and designing through making. Oversized finger joints form the L shaped under-frame; an outcome developed in the process of making through testing on the spindle moulder. The grain pattern of the fumed oak veneer softens the contemporary edge and incorporates the element of natural beauty.
This low table has a different impact with each view point. The eye leaps around intersecting angles and imaginary planes as the object plays with the space it occupies.
Beech Dining Chair I
White beech & ash.
H780 x W370 x D370mm
A contemporary dining chair, inspired by the simplicity of utility furniture. Displaying a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques throughout, the chair includes hand cut, wedged tenons and machined edge details. The split backrest highlights the beauty of the timber within and is cupped gently to comfortably support posture.
An offshoot of the previous dining chair with further investigation into seat shaping. The seat is constructed from multiple pieces, each shaped using specific machining methods to result in a beautifully rippled surface.
Designed to make the most of small spaces in city homes, this trio forms a contemporary home study. Storage is wall-mounted to keep floor space free and reduce clutter, bringing a clean aesthetic to the home environment.
A tambour fronted cabinet reveals compact storage for office supplies and a laptop and features a stained cork lining that also functions as a pin board.
This unusually tall table serves a multitude of functions; a convenient lean for a chat over a cuppa, the perfect display for a trailing plant or a functional workstation when standing at the screen is more beneficial.
The table aims to highlight the beauty of olive ash as a timber often avoided due to its wild grain pattern. With a nod to rustic beginnings in country crafts, the split leg feature hints towards traditional hedge-laying techniques.
This piece presents an alternative way to enhance the experience of collaboration between two people. Playing with the notion of idea generation through collaboration, this understated table is quiet and functional. With the aid of two footstools, users are elevated to the work surface and into a clearer headspace to kick off a meeting with fresh energy.
Minimal design, inherent in the triangulated structure, highlights an interesting junction between frame and gently sculpted top whilst exposing the varied grain pattern as the decorative element.
Ash & suede.
H450 x W290 x D290mm
A beautiful display of grain pattern or a neatly upholstered surface for added comfort.