Furniture that is commissioned from Richard is far from simply ‘functional’, and neither is it purely the satisfaction of a brief. It is an expression of his view that furniture design should endure through sensitivity to proportion, detail, materials and functionality, and this combination informs his approach to each new project.
Commissioned without a brief or specific function, but to occupy a special position in a client’s home.
Macassar Ebony, Masur Birch, Rippled Sycamore.
For the display of a precious book, and the storage and display of small artefacts–a true cabinet of curiosities.
Indian Rosewood, Amboyna Burr, Figured Anegre.
Commissioned by The Furniture Makers’ Company to signify their relationship with the Fifth Volunteer Battalion Royal Green Jackets. The piece folds down, packs away in a sturdy case, and travels with the battalion to camp.
Macassar Ebony, Holly, Sterling Silver
For the display and preservation of a Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) Chinese terracotta horse.
The cabinet is made from English Bog Oak, a rare and precious timber fallen in the Norfolk Fens five thousand years ago and naturally preserved in the peat bog until now.
A chest of drawers for the bedroom, in Teak, Laburnum and Curly Maple.