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Improvised Table

Azure Mono, Oak Beam, Oak blocks

Produced for ByHand with Makerversity at TABLE by Spring London.

I had reclaimed this section of oak beam and it had been sitting in the workshop waiting for a good use. When I was asked to provide some surfaces for a showcase of Makerversity members I put together this table using an Azure Mono tile. Once again just responding to my materials and seeing how they work together.


Ivory Duo side table

When I decided to start making some Foresso furniture I found it very easy to get caught up in endless sketching, CAD drafting and obsessing over detail, when I came to actually making the pieces it felt wrong to heavily process my stock of timber to meet a cutting list.

Instead, I laid out the materials I wanted to use and just started responding to them, resulting in this side table.

 

Walnut bench with Foresso feet

I found these beautiful planks in amongst a pallet full of strange walnut pieces and waney edged blocks that were used for another project. I wanted to do a minimum of cutting and planing to not waste any of the timber. 

Chips were made from the few offcuts and I then cast the Foresso feet directly around the legs so that they are integral to the bench.

 

Hebridean Desk

Private Client
1950 (w) x 630 (d)  x 740 (h) mm

Bespoke desk in 'Harris' blue with Oak burr and quarter sawn Sycamore. Desk structure and legs also in Sycamore.

I designed the desk and Foresso top to fit with the birch plywood interior and mid-century furniture without losing sight of the island's location and atmosphere. Each individual timber chip was checked by hand to ensure that they all met strict aesthetic standards.