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Winter Twenty10, console with 6 drawers
Designed to fit in with a specific exhibition brief -‘Material Poetry' New York, October 2010. The harsh winter of 2010, the fall of light on a landscape transformed by planes of drifted snow...
Solid Sycamore, high gloss lacquer. 200cm x 40cm x 80cm (L x W x H)
Photograph by Anthony Kelly
Neil and Annabel McCarthy met at Rycotewood College in Oxfordshire whilst studying furniture design and making. They set up Nest furniture with the aim of breaking new ground in crafted timber furniture. Taking a lead from ‘haute couture’, their partnership has produced many pieces notable for their clarity of line and seamless profiles. Neil and Annabel usually work together to make their furniture, often working to commission or in very limited editions. Their decision to work in small series has resulted in a rich and constantly changing exploration and testing of new methods. They are widely recognised for pioneering work in materials such as Jesmonite and resin inlays and for their extensive use of labour intensive finishes.