Now for something completely different.
This is my new MA work, designed to reflect an appreciation of furniture craft while looking at how we curate our personal lives. It's influence in Mid century modern/ skandi and is available with/without coloured leather finish and with custom drawer mounts. Prices start at £4500.
'The Curatorial table allows us to lay out our most precious items so that they can be admired and scrutinised in a social setting as opposed to hidden away on a shelf.
In a time when many of us are lucky enough to possess items of significant artistic, scientific or sentimental value, the curatorial table is proposed to become a means to celebrate these objects and share them with others.
With a construction of solid oak and glass, internal LED lighting throughout and easy access to all four compartments, the Curatorial table encourages curiosity and debate from an elegant contemporary design'.
You can find the Curatorial table at The Strand Gallery in London for the next week.
Resurface Designs introduce Remade Designs
Currently appearing in London (until the 10th Sept) is a new item from Stephen Sheffield. This coffee table is called 'Curatorial'. It is designed as a piece of functional furniture which celebrates the everyday items that we love and collect, from books to shells, Lego to ceramics.
This is an experimental piece of furniture (which is not yet for sale) undergoing feedback and evaluation as part of my MA (product design). The sliding display tray is fully adjustable to allow for many different sized items and the tray mount can be cut to accommodate any object profile.
In keeping with Resurface Designs remit to keep quality old furniture out of landfill - this table has some notable green credentials of its own. The toughened glass top has been made bespoke but other than that all materials are reclaimed (including many of the fixings). The aim here is not to just redevelop the surface of furniture to give it a new life, but to take waste materials and give them a new life to prove and promote that good design can come from waste and that virgin materials are not necessarily key to design.
Once evaluation and testing is complete we aim to offer this table at various lengths as a new product under a 'Remade Designs' label - something complimentary but distinct from Resurface designs.
We would like your thoughts on this table.
It will be at the Menier Chocolate Factory at 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU until 10th September where it can be seen as part of the UCA 'Makers at Menier' show.
Please consider the following and email us back:
1: The table dimensions - would the size be appropriate in your home?
2: What would you display - What do you have that you would like to curate for guests to see in your home?
3: Style - 'Curatorial' has quite a contemporary look - would this fit in your home?
4: If developed further I would propose producing this with a clean waxed timber finish and a flat matt white finish - which would you prefer to see?
Lollipop, the new design from Resurface Designs, is available in full colour as shown here, or in a pale version which is simply etched into the surface with a delicate colour infill. Lollipop is inspired from the Lollipop flower - or Verbena bonariensis to you & me.
Resurface Designs Exhibition
Resurface Designs will be displaying some of our work at the renowned New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham from 22nd August with a private view on the 21st. We'll be revealing some new pieces for the first time and we would love to see any of you who can make it along. Also exhibiting will be famous ceramicist Myung Nam An.
Japanese Plum new colour swatches
We've always been able to offer a range of colours on all of our furniture. But we've mocked some of these up - just in-case yellow is never going to work for you!
New Look website
We’re pleased to introduce our new-look website.
In using far bigger and better quality imagery we hope we can better communicate the look & feel of our work. We also offer an improved purchasing experience with more diverse methods of communication. We hope you enjoy.
Resurface Designs are proud to be exhibiting their work for six weeks at the end of summer at the New Ashgate Gallery here in Farnham.
22nd August – 3rd October 2015
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