In 2011 the William Morris Gallery
in Walthamstow, London underwent a
major refurbishment.

To celebrate their reopening they decided
to host an exhibition to explore the legacy of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement. For this purpose they approached the Society of Designer Craftsmen (that has its origins in the Exhibition Society and strong William Morris links) and invited the members to submit designs in response to a brief. The selected entries were then commissioned and exhibited in the show “Everyday Encounters”  that ran at the Gallery from October 2012 to February 2013.

                                    In realizing this piece I aimed to show how in my own everyday 
                                    practice I embody much that was part of the Arts and Crafts agenda. 
                                    A simplicity of form that eschews  applied adornment and 
                                    decoration and a quest for beauty in everyday functional objects. In 
                                    essence the piece was designed around the central detail, inspired 
                                    by a print by Georgia O’Keefe that hangs in our bedroom. 

                                    You can read the brief and my submission here


  Georgia O’Keeffe -
Grey Lines with Black,
   Blue and Yellow













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Waltham Cabinet
 Cherry, Ripple Sycamore
120cm x 80cm x 45cm
Armando Magnino  
Fine Furniture, Beautifully Made  .
                       
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