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.