This piece was developed for a ‘live-art’ installation performance by Cross-Collaborations. The piece visits galleries, exhibitions and public spaces internationally collecting handwritten letters that the participants write to their future selves. It is then used as a sorting office to archive and return the letters to their authors five years on.
Capacity, flexibility and portability being primary requirements, the desk comprises of a four part modular system that can be reconfigured into five different pieces of furniture including a compact transit mode.
0% Formaldehyde Bamboo Ply
A demonstration of the different configurations.
Oak Writer's Desk
This piece is a continuation of the theme of the written letter. Its function: to entice the individual back to the romance of the pen and paper, and encourage resurgence in the personal and heartfelt scrawl only we can create.
Solid American White Oak
Designed to store and display your pencils, pens and paintbrushes, these tough leather rolls with a secure toggle are ideal for working (playing) on the go.
Erogonomic Wood Carving Mallets
Turned from a single piece of timber, these mallets have been developed with the help of a professional wood carver, as well as through personal use and experimentation. The head dimensions and ergonomic grip make them perfect for prolonged usage.
Available in different weights and wood types.
Pictured: Medium Weight - Applewood
Trade Show Exhibition Stands
Versatile, simple & time saving Exhibition Stands for use with the ‘Shell Scheme’.
The adaptable modular nature of this design makes it suitable for a wide range of products via a simple pre-manufacture CAD editing process.
This stand design was developed for ‘FlyTrap Publishing’ to display greetings cards and A3 framed prints.
CNC Milled Birch Ply
Material As Focus Seating
This piece is a prototype for a variable modular public seating proposal for Falmouth University’s Tremough Campus. Using a variety of different indigenous wood types, the premise of the concept is based around stimulating conversation between strangers through a shared fascination with the intrinsic aesthetic beauty of different types of wood.
Each seat has a pivoting backrest, enabling either an upright or reclined seating position.
Pictured: Marine Ply backrest with a Monterey Cypress base
Up-cycled Kitchen Knives & Chopping Boards
Up-cycled Kitchen Knives
These knives are made by up-cycling used saw blades and hardwood off-cuts. The high carbon spring steel used in saw blades provides a razor sharp edge which it holds for an exceptionally long time. They must be cleaned and dried after use to avoid discolouring of the steel due to the high carbon content.
High Carbon Spring Steel and miscellaneous hard wood
These chopping boards are simply highly finished chunks of beautiful and sustainably sourced indigenous hard wood such as Ash, Spalted Beech, Oak, Sugar Maple and London Plane Lacewood.
The Cabinet Of Curiosity
This was a commission for a community arts project run by artist Mai Thomas form the Ruthin Craft Centre.
The brief was to create a cabinet of curiosity which could be easily transportable, modular (enabling individual parts to be used independently), capable of housing six Welsh artist's installations, children's activity sheets and stationary, and displaying a plethora of interesting archives and artefacts borrowed from local museums and collections, while resembling both a traditional Welsh dresser and a Ifor Williams cattle trailer.
Based at the Ruthin Craft Centre the piece will travel to schools and project spaces around Wales either as a whole or in its constituent parts.