Stephen is an Edinburgh based designer-maker of bespoke wooden furniture. He combines traditional joinery techniques and modern production method in the pursuit of his craft. His work is precise with great attention to detail and is meticulously hand-finished to the highest quality. Inspired by the philosophy of George Nakashima and the clean lines of Mid Century Modern design, Stephen strives for an elegant and simple aesthetic which makes the best use of the timber’s characteristics combined with his own craftmanship. Locally sourced wood gives his work a palette of tones, grain and character that reflect the natural environment and Scottish landscape. Often using a single piece of wood as inspiration, he creates furniture to cherish for generations.
His portfolio contains examples of work produced in his signature style as well as private commissions produced to fulfil the clients’ brief.
‘Warp & Weft’
A mid century modern-inspired drinks cabinet with woven panel doors and burr elm handles.
The cabinet is made from a matching pair of elm boards full of character grain and warm earthy tones. Precise hand-cut dovetail joinery allows the grain to flow around the cabinet in a seamless pattern. To complement the elm, light coloured straight grained ash has been used for the doors and interior panels.
Careful timber selection resulted in a pair of doors that mirror each other with the grain pattern reflected or ‘book-matched’ from door to door. The woven slats were cut from a single piece of ash and arranged in matching chronological order - showing the transition of grain pattern and changing tones from light to pale peach.
The smooth brass rods in the door panels contrast with the sawn texture of the ash slats and give a series of precise shadow lines across the panels. Traditional cabinet hinges and pegs in the base frame add additional brass accents/details.
The finishing touch is provided by a pair of burr elm handles which add a touch of natural edge to the piece.
Dimensions: Length 1000mm x Width 800mm x Height 400mm
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