Student Wins the People's Choice Award (Wood Awards 2017)


Student Wins the People’s Choice Award (Wood Awards 2017)


Congratulations to past student Damian Robinson, who has won the People’s Choice Award at this years Wood Awards, for his Hex Drinks Cabinet.

Damian produced the Hex cabinet as his final course project on our one year Furniture Designer Maker course. You can read the description for the Hex cabinet below, or view on the Wood Awards page here.

The inspiration for the Hex Drinks Cabinet comes from the colour and uniformity of bees’ nest found in the maker’s garden. Hand cut veneers in contrasting timbers and grain patterns were used for the honeycomb. The maker laid the veneer hexagons out in sequence while referring to the actual nest. The edges of the doors were designed to meet in a line that followed the interlinking hexagons.  The inset brass levers devised to open the doors were made in the same size of the hexagons to mesh seamlessly with the overall design. English bog oak, dating from 3,300BC, was selected to set off the complex honeycomb pattern without interference.

You can also see video of the hidden handle  on the hex cabinet on our Instagram page.