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Wood Awards Winners 2017

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Wood Awards Winners 2017

The February 2018 issue of Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine features a gallery article on the winning entries for the annual Wood Awards. - of which Williams and Cleal student -  Damian Robinson won the People's choice award for his Hex Drinks cabinet.

The Hex Drinks cabinet was Damian's final project on his 40 week course with us. 

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.

The People's choice award was voted for by visitors to the London Design Fair. Congratulations Damian!

Damian has now set up his own bespoke furniture making company, and you can visit his page here: https://www.blythehartmade.co.uk/