This furniture project combines artistic values and utility, and aims to generate a form of collaboration between the user and the work of the designer.
The project looks at both themes of longevity and ‘user involvement’ within the design of furniture.
The collection is inspired by a universal need for self-expression and our developed- world creation of identity through our relationship with possessions. The project examines this relationship and how it relates to our individual needs and the demands of modern society.
The project explores different forms of furniture. The result aims to be both aesthetically and
functionally playful. The individual pieces are heavily stylised, allowing their appearance to be ‘tuned’ by the user.
The millennial cabinet explores ‘surface’ design. By manipulating the pivoted decorative elements, the visual effect of the cabinet changes.
This surface variability aims to relate either to the contents within, the space it occupies, or to the taste of the owner.
The work references the traditional culture of decorative furniture, using marquetry techniques updated by technology.
The material used is solid Ash, giving quality, longevity and natural beauty to the piece. The solid Ash is also used in this piece for lightness in colour and beauty of wood grain to provide a contrast with rotating decorative elements.