Sometimes we are looking for something for an extra special occasion.
It may be we want to celebrate something for ourselves, or find
that individual gift for a friend or colleague. Boxes, small cabinets
and unusual chairs can provide both useful and interesting gifts,
reflecting either something about the giver, the receiver or the
relationship between you.
The Story Chair
The Story Chair was designed as a modern Windsor chair –
often found in the corner of a kitchen or family room. On visiting
one is offered a cup of coffee or glass of wine and invited to take
a seat and ‘tell the story’ of ones day or ones life.
However, I often find Windsor chairs somewhat uncomfortable after
a while so this was carefully designed with a shaped and ‘raked’
seat and a curved back to provide lumber support – though
it is equally as comfortable to lounge in! The laminated back also
allows a degree of flexibility or spring.
The overall shape developed from thinking about other stories one
tells – fairy and fantasy stories often have kings and thrones
in them – the arms are large and wide enough to enable a child
- or even two - to be sat on ones lap. (They also have flat and
level ends suitable for holding a glass of wine!) The back reflects
the open leaves of a book or the shape of a fountain pen.
Made in Cherry and Sycamore with a ripple sycamore laminated back.
The Victory Cabinet is made from oak and copper reclaimed from
HMS Victory during recent restoration and forms part of the 1805
The front panel is made from copper taken from the hull, with the
naturally occurring verdigris. The copper and pine discs in the
back panels are slices of the 1” diameter copper rivets and
pine dowels which were driven through the hull of the ship as part
of the construction. These have been sliced and replaced in their
Made in 2004
The second Victory Cabinet I have made using oak and copper rescued
from the restoration of HMS Victory as part of the 1805 Centenary
Sections of the original 1" copper rivets embedded in the
wood as part of the ships construction have been replaced in situ.
A section of the copper hull lining forms the panel between the
H600mm x 340mm x 340mm (backs widths)
Available for sale: Please contact me
One of a series of boxes – walnut and sycamore.