|picture above courtesy of elemental|
I made four pieces as one of Kevin McCloud's Green Hero's at his Grand Design Live show. Here is one of the first pieces i've made in Margate, from a selection of drawers collected in Margate and London over the past 5 years, housed in a reclaimed plywood hoarding framework salvaged from the Olympic games building site in East London.
The starting point for these cabinets always differs. Sometimes I'll have a bolt-out-of-the-blue discovery and everything falls into place, other times I'll be playing a three-dimensional game of Tetris for a year or two until a cabinet is finished or rejected back into the hoarding mountain. Above and Below shows the start of my Tetris game before the elements are restored, I don't normally start with the metal base in place but i wanted to use up a few workshop oddments. the completed piece with Kevin McCloud at Grand Design Live before heading the Elemental's new shop in Shoreditch, London before hopefully finding a good new home. looking forwards to an exciting 2015...
from top left to right, 2 Art Deco dressing table drawers, 30's chest drawer, Victorian kitchen dresser drawer, workshop drawer, wardrobe sundries tray drawer, 2 haberdashery drawers, 2 Georgian dresser drawers, 20's chest drawer, Victorian shop counter till drawer, filing cabinet drawer, wardrobe drawer, wardrobe sundries drawer.