knot compressed

This is a knot in the oak floor of our studio at Bankside which we call The CABIN. It represents in a single image the four major forces influencing the product and the process of our work: Nature, Mankind, Time and the Machine.

  • The knot is natural and shapely – it has a purpose.
  • The timber is transformed by being cut; it is made useful to us and its beauty is revealed.
  • It is made slowly over decades, as reflected by the grain.
  • The saw-marks are clear, and they are part of its character.


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