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COAL DROPS YARD x STUDIO MUTT

MONUMENTAL RED CEDAR BLOCKS

Milled and Dried English Cedar blocks with a Lacquer Finish, 2018

With collaboration a core stream of our practice, it was a pleasure to create these monumental red cedar blocks with Studio MUTT for the new Universal Works Store at Coal Drops Yard. As this Heatherwick designed complex was constructed, we had a long lead time allowing us to do something special, milling and drying these huge sections of English Cedar.

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Aesop

Aesop

When David Paphitis, the founder of Aesop was looking to open the third store in Shoreditch, they were keen to work with local artisans and designers who shared an ethos which complimented the brand and could assist with the brand’s awareness within the east end. We designed the overall look of the store with rough cut lumber shelving and used our CNC cut and groove technique to create the point of sale in what was an unassuming building on Red Church Street.
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Our Lady of Victories Church

 

NEW SANCTUARY FURNISHINGS

Initially approached by Linley’s design director Carmel Allen, designer-makers Chris Eckersley and Gareth Neal were introduced to Monsignor Jim Curry who was looking for design ideas for the re-ordering of the church Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victories in Kensington, London. From there began a unique opportunity for in-depth research into ancient crafts, historical furnishings and the original architect Adrian Gilbert Scott. Over the last two years, they have worked on the creation of original pieces, collaborating with the UK’s leading craftsmen in wood, brass, and stone. Through these collaborations they pay homage to the historical linearage of these crafts and materials. The result is a contemporary sanctuary for a modern Parish.

 

To explore more of the work behind the commission please visit the dedicated site http://www.faith-in-craft.co.uk/ 

 

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John Jones

Reception Desk

 

London’s renowned bespoke framers John Jones commissioned us to create a reception desk for their newly constructed arts building. By engaging with and subverting their manufacturing process, we created a design that showed the craftsmanship and skill behind their process. Based in the heart of Finsbury Park, this new creative community space houses its framing and conservation workshops, as well as a cafe, exhibition space and artist studios.
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Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Barrack Garden Benches

 

Commissioned by Jo Thompson, one of the UK’s leading garden designers, this site-specific commission was to design the outdoor seating for The Chelsea Barracks Garden during the famous Chelsea Flower Show. We worked closely and collaboratively with her team to design an appropriate solution to suit the planting and fluid lines within Jo’s landscape. With both budget and time constraints, we worked with multiple contractors to design and fabricate the organic shaped benches measuring between 3 and 5 meters. The massive benches were delicately installed within the landscape and together followed the fluid curves of the flower beds and rill.

 

The garden was awarded a Gold Medal and we could not be more pleased to have worked with such a talented designer and team.
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Pedestal Table

Pedestal Oak Dining Table

DIMENSIONS

Diameter: 1500mm

Height: 750mm

We designed this oak dining table for a private client. As with all private commissions, the success of the project comes from really listening to their wants and needs while integrating the design process and aesthetic they have come to us for.  The project began with an intuitive understanding of process and materials, and how to unearth the natural qualities and characteristics of wood. Using digital fabrication technology, we produced a sinuous table pedestal who’s texture demonstrate subtleties produced by machines. The result was such a success we were invited, to exhibit it in Chatsworth House for their first contemporary applied arts exhibition, in association with Sotheby’s.

The Pedestal Table was exhibited alongside the Hamylin Chairs designed in collaboration with Bill Amberg Studios.

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