' Less is More '
Rejecting a big box carcass, Philip says '' This piece was about stripping things back. I wanted to explore diminished forms and to play with negative space. It was partially inspired by Art Deco’s strong shapes and focuses on creating contrast and tactile surfaces''. It's a bold form, that comes alive as the light moves around it.
The black textured legs and drawer fronts are scorched timber, that is then brushed and blackened further with ink. A strong contrast to the pale body of stacked boxes, both in colour and touch. Subtle shaping to the drawer fronts only becomes apparent the closer you get, as the direction of light changes; encouraging you to explore. The drawers are mounted on a push to open mechanism so every use is an interaction with this tactile textured surface. Once open the drawers are leather lined in a cream colour that is soft to the touch. The chest is made from solid ash and rippled ash veneer, a collectors chest for prized possessions.
35cm x 52cm x 78cm high
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Limited edition piece.