Furniture allows us to work at a different scale, to explore new opportunities for forms, materials and fabrication techniques. And the methods found in designing benches or light fittings impact on our architectural projects. The manufacture of the Drift bench influenced the construction of the Spencer Dock Bridge; our obsession with porcelain at the V&A led to an extension of our research in the shape of the Ceramic Table.
Drift came about after thinking of the bench as a line that has gently drifted backwards. We have used the same kind of language developed for Chester where the surface is modulated and carved to accentuate form. It is a seamless piece where the turbulence of the surface creates patterns of light and shadow on the oblique planes giving a dynamic force to the form.