Bespoke Furniture – Behind the Scenes.
I create unique pieces for homes around the world. It is always a thrilling to work with new ideas and design inspiration that challenge and prove rewarding in so many ways.
My Golden Teak Desk is a commission work for a Singapore-based professional, expatriate in Singapore , who literally wanted one-of-a-kind desk for his Phuket home – which could also follow him in his next overseas posting.
I conceived this desk using quarter sawn marine grade golden teak, which is the most stable and highest quality in the world.
Minimal and elegant with flourishes of details. Made from marine grade quarter sawn golden teak, tamo ash wood and brass.
The legs comprise of mortise and tenon and bridle joinery. Precision brass pins with a 1 mm bevel are left proud to reflect light. Designed to strengthen the leg whilst adding a touch of watchmakers detailed beauty.
The floating drawer is made with an incredibly marbled tamo ash front with teak sides.
One of the main features is a dovetailed drawer made from incredibly figured and rare tamo ash wood. The drawer front is finished in multiple coats of a hand rubbed oil to bring out the natural glow and beauty of this timber. Inset into the centre is a precision machined knob in solid brass.
The drawer slides effortlessly on traditional waxed wood slides.
The desk top is made from marine grade quarter sawn golden teak. This is the most stable and highest quality type of teak available. It means that the woods natural movement (expansion and contraction) due to the climate will remain at a minimum. Normally this timber is reserved for luxurious seafaring yachts and sailboats.
The top features Thai-inspired brass silhouettes in each of a the four corners as per the client’s special request, each adorned with Tamo ash triangle.
At that rear of the desk the upper cross structural member contains my maker’s mark. A subtle 19 mm round disc in polished brass fabricated by a jewelry company.
The desk measures 1800 mm x 500 mm. The minimal aesthetic is achieved through careful engineering and lightweight yet strong wood materials (quarter-sawn golden teak)
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