British furniture designer and maker

Cabinet 1552.2

SIZE:

h 800mm x d 450 x l 1500

MATERIALS:

larch, oak, ramin dowel.

DESCRIPTION:

The cabinets name comes from the Arne-Thompson folklore classification for ‘open sesame’.

The left half of the cabinet is three drawers and the right two doors, not immediately obvious until parts of the cabinet are pushed and things pop open.

Finished in beeswax.

Candelabrum

SIZE:

h 180mm x l 180 x d 50

MATERIALS:

Walnut

DESCRIPTION:

Hand carved Candelabra

Hide

SIZE:

h 870mm x w 480 x d 400

MATERIALS:

local oak - one plank.

DESCRIPTION:

Oak chair naturally ebonised by breaking down some steel wool in vinegar. The resluting solution is appiled to a timber with high tannin content like oak and the reaction between tannin and potion turns the wood black. Danish oil is then applied to both protect the finish and to bring out the grain through the ebonisation.
A hide glue was used to assemble the chair, this allows a long open time for a complex glue up. It was also used traditionally to allow easy repair of older pieces by simply heating the joint to return the glue to a liquid state so a piece could be taken apart and reglued. This is where the chair gets its name.
Through, wedged and pinned tennons were used at the top of each leg to cope with stresses and racking. These joints were handcut and are also synonymous with traditional chair making, the back and seat are secured with wedged dowels.
Each curved rail is made from 9 pieces of oak that were first steambent and then laminated.
The chair is made from a single plank of oak local to the workshop that had a natural curve in the grain at one end which lent itself to producing a piece for the slightly angled back.

Nod

SIZE:

h 490mm x dia 300

MATERIALS:

larch, concrete, birch plywood, gold

DESCRIPTION:

Side table with concrete base. The octagonal leg is hand gilded in gold leaf.
The top is in a handmade paint created by mixing pigment and linseed oil.
A marrying of contemporary design and traditional technique.

BLK

SIZE:

dia 300mm x h 400

MATERIALS:

siberian larch, oak

DESCRIPTION:

A round side table from two different but complimenting materials, hard wood leg frame with a softwood top.

Insense Holder

SIZE:

h 20mm x w 60 x l 250

MATERIALS:

ebonised oak and natural beech options

DESCRIPTION:

Collaboration with our good friends at Colourway. Head on over to their site to purchase,
colourway.co

£18

Third

SIZE:

dia 1080mm x h 720

MATERIALS:

latvian birch ply, siberian larch

DESCRIPTION:

Third is a dining table designed and handmade in the UK.

The marbled top is created using a
natural wood dye that brings out
the figurative grain of the birch
sometimes lost in this light timber.

Two Halves

SIZE:

h 900mm x l 1050 x d 500

MATERIALS:

birch ply, ash

DESCRIPTION:

A collaboration between Charlie and designer / screen printer Christian Taylor. The doors were given to Christian as a blank canvas and this is the result.

Candle Holder

SIZE:

H 90mm DIA 65

MATERIALS:

Oak

4

SIZE:

h 830mm x d 460 x w 380

MATERIALS:

birch plywood

DESCRIPTION:

Dining chair with 4 triangle shapes making up the legs, seat and back supports. A meeting of simple shapes and simple block colour. Four chairs can be made from a single sheet of ply with minimal waste.

Arc bench

SIZE:

h 420mm x l 1500 x d 350

MATERIALS:

birch Ply

DESCRIPTION:

3 seater bench featuring a arched rail adding both strength and geometric form to the piece. The shapes for the bench are cut by machine and in then hand painted giving a subtle depth of finish.

Monolith Trestle

SIZE:

h 690mm x w 300 x d 700

MATERIALS:

concrete

DESCRIPTION:

Concrete trestle cast from a melamine faced former. A ply trestle was made to support the other end of the table. The ply had been used to help build the former for the concrete trestle.