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.