Wood Inspiration

Wood craft has been particularly creative in the last few years.

Considered old-fashioned, wooden items and furniture are making a huge comeback in Interior Design and Architecture. It is a new playground for young designers to express themselves.

Scandinavian Design focuses largely on working with timber, it joins simplicity with sophistication. Furniture is lighter, shapes are more elementary with focus on the function..

The steam bending method enabled designers to produce furniture with organic curved shapes. Among the first to incorporate this new process of fabrication, Charles and Ray Eames created their famous DSW chair using steam bending in the early 50ies. It is still one of the most favored pieces of furniture worldwide and a great source of inspiration for modern design.

When it comes to wood don’t just think standard flooring and furniture pieces, be creative! Use wood to define your interior by cladding walls and ceilings or lay your flooring diagonally to create more dramatic impact. Be playful with joinery, combine different woods like Ebony and Ash for a dynamic effect.

Take a look at our Wood Inspiration board for some of our favourite wood details.

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London Residence – A Small Job with Big Promise!
London Residence 
We had a complete blank canvas on site this morning for the beginning of our London Residence, residential project. After a complete strip out of the existing ground floor, including the kitchen and living room, our team was ready to get started…
This project, for a vibrant young couple in London Fields, was full of exciting design potential right from the start. The couple were very open to making a statement with their home and wanted to inject their personality into the space as much as possible.
Our design concept was heavily influenced by the bustling, creative area of Hackney in London, where the project is located.  We have sought to translate that same buzz from the local bars and cafes into the project to create an exciting and original space for them to live and entertain in.
We have been patiently waiting over Christmas for this one to start, can’t wait to see how the design, unfolds over the coming weeks…