What a wardrobe for a wedding

Recently, a newly married couple came to me with a commission of a wardrobe. As one of their presents at their wedding they had had a collection so they could commission a piece from me. They chose a wardrobe and here it is…

An Art Deco style was chosen as the main style for the piece. A dark wood was prefered so I made this piece in Walnut with Maple drawers inside to compliment.

The wardrobe had to come into three pieces so it would fit in their upstairs flat, which means in the future if needed they could make it into two wardrobes!

The piece had a secret compartment, which you can just see in the image below [if you look carefully!]



Oak Library

This is an Oak library i recently made for some with alot of books. it is made in solid European Oak and has a sliding ladder so they can reach the top shelves [which are quite high!]

The design is modular and has the potential to be reconfigured should the client ever move to a smaller [or different sized] house.

Also below is the original design showing how the first ideas have turned into reality. All of my design now get drawn up in 3D perspective drawing using Sketchup, helping each client get an idea of what the finished piece will be like before we go ahead with the commission.


Glorious Technicolour

I have recently made a new range for the exhibition Design MART. it is a 1950’s cabinet and drop leaf table that will be on show at Baltic Center for Contemporary Art this weekend.

What’s different about this work? I have included colours in the furniture, something I do not do very often because, well, quite frankly – it scares me! I do not know very much about colour, so I called in the expert help of my friend and artist Bridget Jones.

I have admired Bridget’s prints for many years now. The chance to collaborate with her give me the extra confidence to try something new and let her guide me in the way of colour.

The original print was inspired by a jet engine in a local museum. The Jet Age is a 1950’s classic theme, so i responded to this print with a 1950’s style cabinet and crop leaf table.

The print was made and turned into Formica – another 1950’s classic, this material epitomizes some of the furniture of this period. Formica is another thing I am not used to or have much experience of, pushing this range of furniture further out of my comfort zone.

All in all I am very happy with the result and feedback so far has been favorable. Now I have made a few pieces using colour and laminate, I am keen to make some more – perhaps a nest of tables next…

Wardrobe for a 1 year old

Recently I was commissioned to create a very special wardrobe – for a one year old boy! The wardrobe needed all of the things that a little boy needs [like shelves and hanging space] + I could not resist to put a secret compartment in it too. I can not tell you where it is for obvious reasons [but if you look very carefully at these photographs you can just about see it!

It’s great to think that this little boy will be able to grow up with is own wardrobe – spending a lifetime with this piece of furniture. it is built in solid oak throughout, so it will definitely last!

Back in time

I am currently working on some speculative cabinets for an exhibition with artist Bridget Jones.
The 1950’s style cabinets will have Bridget’s beautiful imagery screen printed onto Formica, which will be used as the doors on a solid Oak cabinet. We will also be producing a table and mirror using the same materials to complete the range.


Takes two to tango

I have recently delivered this pair of scribble tables designed to act as one larger table when needed or can split in two if required when two people on opposite side of the room need somewhere for their cup of tea and cake. They make a nice set and when i delivered them, and placed them in their final resting place it seemed like they had been there for years.

Good start to 2011

Well – what a start to the new year! There’s been a noticeable increase in enquiries since Christmas + they are all nice jobs too! Mostly bedroom furniture + coffee tables.

This is one of two dressers I have delivered this week – should have been before Christmas but the snow put a stop to that. One of them has a TV that rises up out if the bottom unit. Very snazzy!

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