English elm
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Stealm - elm and aspen writing desk luxury steam bent desk


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The superb bending properties of English elm make the implausible possible with this desk. Two inch thick blanks of timber were steam bent six times over to create undulating forms which entwine under the desk’s figured aspen surface, complete with steam bent corners.
Purpleheart and elm bespoke dining chairs

Purple-Hearted Dining Chairs

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A set of eight dining chairs commissioned to live with an existing old, gnarled oak table. The brief was for a design to compliment the bumps and shapes of the table with a flowing, asymmetric form that featured few sharp edges.