Monday, October 27, 2014

Watch presentation box

While we normally turn our skills to furniture, we’re always happy to take on new challenges and one recent commission let us indulge in a spot of box-making.

A watch collector in Northamptonshire had a special birthday coming up, so we were contacted by his wife to create a special case to store his collection in.

We selected a few nice pieces of walnut, utilising a lighter sap wood and offsetting it against darker stripes which created a simple yet stunning design. The hand cut joints on each corner show off the craftsmanship involved and the method of joining the base casts a shadow under the box giving it the illusion of floating. To display his watches we turned a length of ash for them to slide onto.

We fitted the box with polished chrome hinges and clasp to compliment the dark timber and then inlayed a small handle made from 3,000 year old bog oak. See more here

Rufford Abbey - childrens activity units

For our good friends over at Rufford Abbey craft centre, we created something really rather special this month.

Their brief was for 4 units (3 large and 1 small) to act as gallery display cases for exhibits and also as children's activity units.

We designed the cabinets with a display shelf underneath toughened glass for exhibits to be displayed. Each of the four units are on lockable casters so that the curator can move them around the gallery space easily.

To transform the cabinets into work areas, three of the side flaps simply lift and lock into place and inside the drawers is enough storage space for mats, pens, paper etc.

We also supplied Rufford gallery with eight of our Avenir stools and added rails to the bottom of the cabinets so that they can be stored away and transported easily when not being used.

 The units are on public display at Rufford Abbey craft centre, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF. It is a wonderful day out!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Partner on Not on the High street

We are delighted to announce that Griffin + Sinclair are now partners on Not on The High Street.

You can view our profile of work by clicking here. Not on The High Street is one of the UK's most successful online retail stores and it is such a huge compliment to be chosen by them.

We have been live for 2 weeks already and the sales are rolling in! Now is the time to get your orders in before the Christmas rush!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Best of Britannia

Just wanted to share with you our wonderful experience at the Best of Britannia show 2014 in the Farmiloe building in Clerkenwell, London. The show has been sucessfully running for 3 years now with the intension to support British brands and get people to 'buy british'.

Well that suits us very well!

We set up on the Wednesday in the prime position in the gorgeous Farmiloe building, not knowing what to expect the following day.

Everybody was so supportive and nice! by the end of the weekend, we felt like one big happy family.

Although, after 3 days of demonstrating the convertable over and over again (much like this video ) We were both in need of a god bubble bath!

Here are a few photographs form the weekend and a big shout out to Gillies Jones, Jess Collet and Trove.

Best of Britannia was also featured on Friday's The One Show!
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