Kartsen Schubert & Tomasso Brothers - Frieze Masters London 2015
An 'in progress' photo of the larch plywood display furniture we have just designed and built for a fascinating presentation of Bridget Riley paintings and Neoclassical marble and bronze heads at this years Frieze masters exhibition. Read more here.
Allied Editions - Frieze London 2015
We have just built and installed new furniture for the Allied Editions stand and Frieze London that we design each year. Supplementing the previously made family of poplar display furniture this time are a pair of long island units with linoleum surfaces and plenty of hidden storage behind sliding painted ply doors. Read more here.
Wrong for Hay - Design Junction Exhibition
We designed, fabricated and installed Wrong for Hay's exhibition showcasing their lighting collection at this years Design Junction in London. A modular family of plinths, panels and props were all made from cork/rubber sheet to provide a quiet and tactile background for the various displays and counters, Photo by Ola O Smit. Read more here
Larch Folding Bench
We have just completed a special batch of our folding benches in Siberian Larch. Read more here.
The Jam - About The Young Idea
Installation is underway of a Somerset House exhibition about The Jam we have designed together with curator Tory Turk, Nicky Weller and Russell Reader. Lovely graphics by Anthony Burrell. Opening on 25th June.
We have just finishing making the components of an exhibition stand for Japanese tool supplier Niwaki. 40 trays, 10 frames, and 5 angled wedges form a modular system that can assembled in a multitude of configurations . All made from quarter sawn Douglas Fir. Read more here.
Long work tables
We have just made and installed 7 different Douglas Fir office tables The family of tables including this 6m long version is a development of our Long Work Table design.
We have designed a new temporary auditorium space within the Künstlerhaus for the inaugural exhibition under the directorship of Fatima Helberg. 'Container and Contained' will run from 27 March to 31 May 2015: Kunstlerhaus exhibitions.
Wrong for Hay
We are proud to announce that production versions of our Wooden trestle & Screw top leg stool are being launched during London Design Festival by Wrong for Hay, and should be available for retail in the very near future. Prototypes are on display at their showroom at 32 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AB between 18th & 21st Sept 2014.
Craft Council exhibition Space Crafts
Screw top leg stool has been selected for inclusion in a Crafts Council Exhibition called Space Craft about Makers and Architecture, 1st May - 1st June at Platform Gallery, Habitat, Kings Road, London. Click here for more information.
Photo by Sophie Mutevelian
Drawing room furniture
We have just completed some folding tables & benches and a plan chest for The Drawing Room in Bermondsey. The furniture forms part of the Outset Study, a reference library of drawing in international contemporary art.
A shop fit-out we have designed in London's Borough Market has now opened! More details soon.
We are excited to be launching recent furniture projects at Design Junction during London Design Festival (19 - 22 September 2013). We will be showing: Wooden trestle, Folding timber bench, Screw-top stool, BB folding table and bench, Fogo Island Inn stacking chair & Fogo Island Inn table. Come & visit us at Stand S16. Photo credit: Ben Anders / Laura Fulmine
We have just completed the design & fabrication of Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike Paris 1967-1971 at The Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion. The show runs from 05/09 - 15/11. More details soon.
An exciting new shop fit-out project we have designed has started on site. Due to open this autumn, more details soon.
Elmo Bus furniture
We have just completed some folding benches & tables for East London Mobile Workshop, a converted bus which will be touring east London running artist workshops & events from August.
Frieze 2012: We have designed & built the stand for Allied Editions to display prints & multiples from: Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Serpentine Gallery, Studio Voltaire, & the Whitechapel Gallery. Click here for more details.
I have been working with curators at Liverpool Biennial to design two exhibitions within the old Royal Mail Sorting Office in the centre of the city. New Contemporaries & City States will run from 15 September to 25 November 2012 at Copperas Hill Building. Further details to follow.
The Honey Club Ger
Jack & I led a one-day workshop with The Honey Club & local youth volunteers to build an interpretation of a Mongolian ger structure for their rooftop garden near Kings Cross as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Click here for a short film of the day; more details.
Jo Spence exhibition
I have just designed & installed a retrospective of artist Jo Spence split between 2 venues at Space Gallery & Studio Voltaire. Click for more information on Jo Spence: Work (Part I) 1 June - 15 July; Jo Spence: Work (Part II) 13 June - 11 August. Click here for more details.
Raw Craft exhibition
I am showing Wooden Trestle & previewing prototypes of the Fogo Island Stacking Chair as part of Raw Craft. This touring show organised by the Crafts Council will be launched at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London 11 - 14 May. Click here for more information on the exhibition & a short film describing the story behind the pieces & here for tour locations.
Very tall trestle
I have just finished some bespoke versions of Wooden trestle for an architectural office in Geneva. The 1.3m high oak trestles were commissioned for displaying large scale models at eye level.
Design Exchange: I came across the summer 2011 edition of this magazine which features an image of the trestles & lino tabletops I made for the ICA studio. It has a good article about the project & comments from Steph at 6a Architects about the process of creating the new room, & their work as Architects in Residence at the ICA.
I have just returned from my second visit to Fogo Island, Newfoundland where I have spent an enjoyable fortnight in a timber workshop prototyping tables, chairs & benches.
I have just been to visit the site of an exciting new project on snowy Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Canada.
Trestle in Icon
Wooden Trestle is featured in the March issue of ICON magazine as part of a selection of objects of desire by Tom Emerson of 6a Architects.
I have just returned from a three week trip across the eastern part of Mexico from the Yucatán peninsula to México DF. Mayan ruins, colonial towns, Aztec temples, Barragán buildings, Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo's studios, 1950's concrete & margaritas.
Helsinki & Stockholm
Study visit with fellow tutors & students from LMU undergraduate architecture Studio 5 to Helsinki & Stockholm in blizzard conditions. A packed itinerary entailing: an extensive selection of Alvar Aalto buildings including: his House, Studio, House of Culture, Academic Bookstore, Finlandia Hall, University campus at Otaniemi & various office buildings; Temppeliaukio Church by Timo & Tuomo Suomalaine; Tapiola Church by Aarno Ruusuvuori; Studio of Johan Celsing; Peter Celsing's Archive & Kulturhuset arts complex; Ralph Erskine's summer cabin; Skogskyrkogården by Asplund & Lewerentz.
House of Voltaire
House of Voltaire at 19 Bruton Place, London W1: 11th November to 4th December 2010. Temporary shop installation, designed in conjunction with 6a Architects for arts organisation Studio Voltaire. Click here for more details. Photography by Martin Hartley