Bird's Eye Maple, Black Walnut
130cn x 80cm x 55cm

This piece was originally designed and made for the Gordon Russell Project, a joint initiative between Rycotewood Furniture Centre, Hands of Wycombe and the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.

The brief was to create a speculative piece for a high end hotel.
This sideboard offers storage and display space with a sculptural feel to it.
The crisp geometric lines and contrasting woods hint at the luxuriant feel of Art Deco interiors.

The feedback I had in various shows was that its design would also work in a domestic setting.

As the main compartment is accessed by sliding the top, and the drawers come out from the end, it means that all movements happen along the wall rather than into the room: you can access all the compartments without asking people to move their chairs.

The 'Credenza' was awarded Certificate of Merit by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and was one of the three pieces shortlisted in its category for the Wood Awards 2009.