The creative mind reigns forever!

It all starts with eyeing up a rough piece of wood searching for the perfect colour and grain pattern right through to shaping it into the final piece until it looks and feels just right – not only per the drawing but to human perception.  That creativity, I firmly believe, is the single factor which binds us all, which can never be mechanised, and above all else, is the thing to be celebrated....

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Finding wood in whisky

My latest commission is to design and make a boardroom table for a highland distillery. Doesn’t sound that unusual perhaps, but the interesting quirk is a brief from the client to incorporate some old oak staves recovered from a decommissioned spirit VAT. ...

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The Art in Design

However you choose your furniture, its design is the first step in its evolution.  The design should deliver both the practicalities of function as well as the less tangible matters of how it looks and catches the eye.  Both are equally important, in this writer’s opinion, for the piece to endure....

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