When I first arrived in London, after living and working in the south of France, I was asked to design and make an elegant writing desk for a writer friend of mine, who wanted to feel inspired whenever he sat down to create his novel.
I decided that simplicity was the most important element, so as not to distract him with gizmos and gadgets. The design I chose, and which delighted him, has become one of my signature designs ever since.
The legs are slim and narrow, and with a special cutting detail of how the timber table top is attached to the legs. The soft closing drawer completes the simple design of the desk.
Not only was my friend delighted with his new acquisition, he thoroughly enjoyed showing it off to everyone who visited him – and as a result, I had several new commissions!