Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Going Wild

It is not often I get “permission” from a client to take a design further than before. A young couple (about the same age as my children!) commissioned a Pondlife coffee table. They wanted the design to be as wild and Pondlife-like as possible. It’s quite large at about 150 x 120 cm and has a glass top cut into an “organic” shape – here is the final product! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Art in Action & the OneOak Project

The OneOak project culminated in a group exhibition of work made from a 222-year old oak tree from Blenheim Palace estate (donated by the Duke of Marlborough). Jody and I exhibited our two pieces, the OneOak dining table and coffee table along with 12 other artists and craftsmen.
About 24,000 visitors came over 4 days to see us and 200 other artists and craftsmen at Art in Action. The event is masterminded by the philosophy group The London School of Economic Science; 600volunteers make this a wonderful experience for exhibitors and visitors alike. It is a must-see annual event. Check out the Sylva website to see more.
The exhibition of all pieces has now moved to Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, where it will remain until October 4th before moving to Edinburgh Botanical Garden. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Facebook present

For my birthday my daughter surprised me by giving me a facebook 'id'...
i.e. Philip Koomen Furniture https://www.facebook.com/PhilipKoomenFurniture