Having followed modern and contemporary design for years I was excited to see Anne, by Gareth Neal (2009) and immediately wanted to find out more. This table conveys its process and concept openly and reveals a sense of humour. What I admire in design is the investigation into materials and techniques, especially when this results in objects that show their development in their final state. The understanding of where this table has come from and the processes it has gone through create a connection with the viewer. The obvious relationship between the digital and the hand work beautifully. My grandfather was a cabinet-maker, my other worked for the Forestry Commission and if I downed tools to change career I would leap into furniture design without a second glance. ...more

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Anne, Gareth Neal, Jared Schiller, 2010.
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