This cabinet has been awarded a Bespoke Guild Mark no.455 by the Furniture Makers' Company.
The making of this piece plays with the head of the finest maker but it does allow them to demonstrate the full gamut of their skills. The compound curvatures of the banded fronts, the pyramidalised curved sides and the mitred junction of where each drawer front and side meets is the result of a maker at the very top of their game. The top band of each drawer flares out to a 45° angle at its centre, to create the handle.
“The pyramids could be described as an act of the seriously demented but what I’m trying to do is add a preciousness to the surface, commensurate to my feelings of timber as a precious material in itself.” The pyramids of the top create a similar mathematical effect to the seeds within the head of a sunflower. All manner of extra curves appear and disappear as you approach or pass this cabinet.
This piece was designed as an accompanying centre-piece for our solo touring exhibition 'Idea to Object', hosted by the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Surrey.
Rippled olive ash exterior, with olive and natural ash interiors.