Designed and made for a client in Oxford and borrowed for the exhibition, this compact domestic desk uses a structure which is not traditional in timber furniture but shows the versatility of modern techniques and articulates the separate elements of the desk. Made in English oak with Indian rosewood details, which chiefly serve as strengthening splines in the mitre joints of the frame but are continued down the central drawer pulls.
One of my long-standing clients is an accomplished amateur musician who plays with friends at home, for which I was commissioned to provide four music stands and chairs, with a piano stool. My design for the music stands uses curved elements to achieve lightness and elegance. American walnut and laminating techniques provide the stability necessary for the height adjustments to work well. The chairs are very specifically intended for use by musicians and function more like stools, with a small flexibly mounted lumbar pad.
These clients have also recently commissioned fitted furniture in their kitchen and main bedroom.