February 2019

The Knot

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.