A large scale project designed to give study and storage space. A series of ground level cabinets support a 3.5m long ‘U’ shaped desk top designed to accommodate two people. Above this are a series of book shelves and cupboard storage. The design is implemented in Scottish oak.
Part of a bedroom furniture set, the cupboard unit makes use of curved sides to give a flow to the piece. It was designed to give the appearance of a standard cupboard while containing audio equipment – cable management features are included. The door fronts use an ‘S’ curve on the front face of rosewood inlay to contrast the light coloured sycamore. Sliding doors were used on the cupboard to allow it to occupy an awkward space.
The desk was designed to fit a very specific space. The legs use the scissor arch based on the internal arches at Wells Cathedral that was so successful in the coffee table. The top has an additional pull out section that can be stored when the desk is not in use. A couple of discrete pencil drawers are hidden under the top. Rather unusually, they are cylindrical with a magnetic push mechanism meaning they are touch open & close.
The desk is made from sweet chestnut with rosewood inlay adding detail
The oak corner unit was designed for a new custom built house. It sits under a feature oak staircase and is intended to provide a combination of book shelves, storage and display area. It takes in a corner so the opportunity to use concave and convex doors allowed it to sweep round the corner. The book case is stepped to follow the line of the stairs and stainless steel supports for the end shelves were used to tie into stainless steel in the stair.
The design of the elm desk makes use of curves to make the piece as elegant as possible. The burr elm was such a great feature that the top and drawer fronts featured this framed by straight grained elm. The wood was sourced from trees felled on The Meadows in Edinburgh giving the desk a really interesting history.
A custom made games table with veneered top and elm legs. The clients were keen to personalise the design so we came up with the idea of including marquetry cityscapes of places they had visited. Although it is primarily a chess table, a separate backgammon board was made at the same time
Based on a classic Danish design by the late Hans Wegner, this chair is exceptionally comfortable. The frame is oak (with a fantastic and quite unusual grain pattern). A couple of hand made cushions complete the design.