Jazz Chair II--The Darker Side of Jazz

The client requested black. The chair is made from black-stained ash.

The Darker Side of Jazz

The Jazz Chair was designed for the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Bar. The client expressed a desire that the chair be designed based on jazz music and gave a few statements about jazz that could be used within the design. He suggested ‘freedom of the individual within a group context’ as well as ‘improvisation within a strict rhythmical structure’.
The Jazz chair expresses these statements and was designed by drawing what jazz rhythm looks like. This was then translated into three dimensional form.

The Jazz Chair

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Chair

Sideboard and drinks cabinet is designed to manipulate the patination of metal. The more the object is used, the further it will patinate, thus eventually allowing a narrative to develop between the object and the owner. This narrative is imperative to longevity within furniture.

Toska Moods Sideboard

The minimal structure has been designed in such a way to create and maintain interest. As one moves around the object, the object appears to change, from one view it even seems to be unstable. However, the structure is strong.

Toska Moods Sideboard

‘Genji’ was designed for a professional couple, he being a travel writer and she being an artist. The brief was to design a structure to be placed in the hallway that wouid reflect the characters of the clients and reflect the spirit of the room.
Genji reflects ‘her’, in terms of form, ‘him’ in terms of materials used, and the spirit of the room in terms of function.
The statement used when designing this piece was: ‘Going down roads less traveled’ and it is a play on vanishing points.

Tale of Genji Hallway Bench

Ercol Windsor Chair, designed by Ester Comunello for renowned furniture makers Ercol, made by Sebastien Turcotte. Ester was told by a representative of Ercol that it could not be made; it was nice to prove them wrong.

Ercol Windsor Chair

The desk was inspired by the Japanese-influenced Arts and Crafts Movement of America with attention to the Fricke House by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lloyd Wright’s adoption of the Japanese principles of empty space being a positive, not a negative, as well as horizontal and vertical lines creating an organic whole were utilized in the deisgn of the writing desk.

Arts and Crafts Writing Desk

In honour of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the object was made entirely by hand.

Writing Desk

Pink ivory, wenge

Set of Turned Bowls

Top row:
His and hers pipes —Brazilian tulip, Lignum Vitea, ebony.
Shallow bowl—Indian anjun.

Bottom row:
Two-tone bowl—Padauk hardwood & sapwood.
Mottled-effect bowl— Masur Birch.
Last bowl—walnut crotch.

Turned Objects

The above left is a 3/4 sized replica of a chair by Ernest Gimson made entirely by hand using European Oak.
Above right is a art box designed for a client in the field of Graphic Design to hold technical drawing supplies and materials. It is made from walnut, sycamore, red leather, with a pear veneer on the interior.

Chair and Writing Case

Red Mellee Burl, Yew, Ebony, Padouk, African Blackwood

More Turned Bowls