This a commemorative piece made for a longstanding client and will be used to display arrangements of flowers.
Made of Cluster Elm, figured Ecalyptus and Fumed Ecalyptus laminations. The central glass disc has a personal inscription.
This was an exceptionally challenging piece to make and made full use of the varied skills we have in the workshop.
We had previously worked with artist Angela Palmer on a number of furniture projects over the years, and in 2014 she came to us with a proposal for a series of sculptures base on Formula1 engine parts.
This project was probably the most challenging project that we have ever undertaken. The 4-into-1 exhaust manifold was made at double scale and completely hollow, from American Black Walnut.
The work was first exhibited at the Fine Arts Society in London, and subsequently in Monaco and other worldwide destinations.
The design for this dining table was inspired by mathematics. Each leg, even though it is carved into a complex twisted shape, is essentially straight and identical to all the others. Together, they form a hyperboloid — a very strong 3D shape that has been used architecturally since the late 1800s, when it was pioneered by the Russian architect Vladimir Shukhov. The concept had been on our mind for a while and just needed the right exhibition to kick-start the project.
The legs, of Ziricote, were modelled on the computer and then shaped with our CNC machine. Even with this level of technological input, it was still a challenge to make the faying surfaces — none of them flat — mate up perfectly.
The top is toughened, low-iron glass, which we decided to use to allow a good view of all the interesting features of the underframe. The top is located on the legs via elliptical stainless steel caps glued to the glass, which fit into sockets in the top of the legs.
One of our most exciting ecclesiastical projects was the design and making of furniture for Gloucester Cathedral.
The project involved many different stages – from consultation, designing and problem-solving certain aspects of the brief, through to the production of prototypes and the making and installation of the project.
Gloucester Cathedral was delighted with the furniture we produced and we are very proud of our work with them. Our commitment to producing pieces of exquisite quality that grace and complement their surroundings, make us an excellent fit for ecclessiastical partnerships. We have since worked with many other churches on a range of projects.
We were first approached by Milk Leisure in November 2017 with an exciting sauna project that they wanted to construct in solid wood. They came to Waywood because they wanted to work with a company that had the skill set and experience to integrate all of the required design and manufacturing processes together under one roof.
We agreed that Waywood would produce the concept model with direction from Milk leisure, fully productionise the finished design and manufacture the whole interior in component form. Milk Leisure took responsibility for sourcing the timber and producing solid blanks for CNC machining, and assembly and installation of the final build.
The concept model was approved in January 2018, with machining commencing a few months later. The fantastic final installation was completed in October 2018.
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