Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban

Alex Stanton, from Brisbane in Australia, came to us after working for three years fitting timber floors and staircases. It gave him a grounding in working with wood, but not the skills needed to design and make fine furniture. But Alex has proved that he has...
An island in the kitchen

An island in the kitchen

To succeed, good furniture needs to be functional and aesthetically appealing. Sometimes, on top of those qualities, it needs to be extremely hard-wearing. That’s the quality most evident in Jacob Corradi’s ebonised kitchen island in solid oak. It’s a wonderful...
Sitting on a wave

Sitting on a wave

Oli Juliusson, from Hafnarfjardur in Iceland, has become a furniture designer whose pieces conjure the spirit of the sea. It reflects his past as a trawlerman, and his design approach to honour the lives of Icelandic fishermen. It’s an approach that links his past to...
Let lips do…

Let lips do…

It’s a drinks cabinet inspired by a line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. “The Kissing Cabinet” is the creation of Rachel Faulkner from Newcastle, who originally served in the Merchant Navy. During the course, she has not only shown enormous artistic talent, but...
Actuated eucalyptus

Actuated eucalyptus

It’s a drinks cabinet that packs a monumental punch. It’s the stunning creation of Matthew Hayward, who has lived in London, Somerset and the Scottish Highlands. Matthew, who also studied computer sciences at the University of Edinburgh, enjoyed a career in...
Friends and acquaintances

Friends and acquaintances

Grant Anderson originally from Zimbabwe is a professional course student who has pushed the boundaries of design complexity. A previous piece was an oak coffee table, with nine strips of steam-bent oak per leg, set off with brass decoration at each end. It had five...