Devon Furniture Makers

A statement desk for a South Devon home

Nick was approached in 2015 by an architect who had designed an orangery for the owner of a house in a hidden valley in the South Hams. The orangery was under construction and the architect had been tasked to find a furniture designer-maker to produce some of the principal pieces to furnish it.

The orangery is a light, airy space which was intended for relaxing and working from home. The centrepiece was to be a large double desk where the clients could both work - a kind of contemporary partners desk.

Nick designed and made a desk whose curved colonnades of legs echo the glazed oak doors which line three sides of the orangery. The clean lines are enhanced by directing all power and data cables into a hidden console in the centre of the desk, from which the cabling runs down within the legs to a panel in the floor.

Nick was also asked to design four further pieces for the orangery and an adjoining room and, to meet the timetable for completion of the project, enlisted the help of Keith Fernley, a fellow member of Devon Furniture Makers, to make two of them.

Posted on 17.01.17