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After some serious long hours and hard work, I installed the British Spirit Cabinet at CCD 2015. Also on show are the ONYX Black Desk and the Stout Chair. This is the first exhibition for Coane+Co and its great to see such an array of makers from around the country all in one place.
These images show the process behind the making of the British Spirit Cabinet- designed and made to exhibit at Cheltenham Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design.
Having met the LDC team at Imbibe Live, at Olympia, I paid a visit to their headquarters in Battersea. They offered me the chance to see where they make their artisan Spirits and the process of how they get from sampling & research to the final bottled product (a process not dissimilar to that of designing and making furniture). Seeing the equipment provided an obvious material palette and the team offered plenty of expert insight into what should be included in my Spirit Cabinet.
Many thanks to Darren, Joseph & Graham for their time and help.
Needed to sketch out my idea for a exhibition piece but was lacking any paper, so step-up MDF to save the day. Its actually a very nice surface to draw on. I've chosen to design & make a drinks cabinet: specifically, Spirits cabinet that shows off the best of British design, Materials & distilleries.
Starting sampling for a piece to exhibit at Cheltenham Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design. This is an idea I've wanted to play around with for a while, so there's no better time to do it.
Had a wander around the Docklands and visited the Roof Garden at the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station. Crossrail is a mind-blowing feat of engineering and this station is no exception, topped off with this amazing timber lattice roof that is partially open to the elements. Got to be totally convinced that your CAD drawing is spot before you green-light this sort of project.
These pieces were delivered to a returning client in Southwick, East Sussex, who I'd previously made a Break-fronted wardrobe. The Chest-of-Drawers were designed to compliment the Edwardian inspired wardrobe and I used the Break-fronted feature as the handles for the drawers. The client allowed me some design freedom with the Bedside Tables, so I went with a more contemporary design using materials and a colour palette that tied all the pieces in the room together.
Here's some photos of the making process for the DsC Sidetable. It was designed for a returning client (the DsC TV Cabinet) to compliment their stylish interior and existing furniture pieces.
Went off to London to visit a client for an upcoming project. The clients had an idea in mind and even went as far as mocking up the dimensions on the wall. Certainly makes it easier to visualise what they want and develop ideas to satisfy their needs.
While sampling this week I've been creating masses of shavings. Makes me think I need to find of a way of using all this waste for something (I don't have a wood-burner).
Here's a few images showing the process of making the House TV Cabinet. This project required custom formers, a bit of coopering for the lippings and some difficult veneering around the curves so that there would be no join-lines on the surface of the cabinet.