These pieces were made while on a two month winter residency at NKD in Norway. Each piece of furniture is cut from a single piece of wood using successively smaller L-profiles thus maintaining structure while obtaining as much useful material as possible. The final dimensions of each piece of furniture is therefore derived from the original piece of wood. The forms reference folded sheet metal or extruded steel rather than traditional wood joinery and are intended as a commentary on man's ability to actively transform the natural world rather than be passively guided by it. The final forms are sand blasted and then painted with successive layers of paint and varnish. The appearence, I hope, has the quality of old farming equipment - aged, but cared for.
The series is comprised of racks, desks and simple stools.
And lastly a chess set made from a single branch that was used in the cabin over the Winter: