Daisy has focused on the social side of furniture. Her cabinet was motivated by how her family has been brought together by a vintage record player that her mother found in a charity shop. She also took inspiration from the traditional architecture of Oxford, particularly the old arches of the cathedrals which are reflected in the form of the piece. She finished the cabinet with soap to bring out the red and pink undertones of the red oak which she felt lent itself to the design. For her third and final year, Daisy wants to explore the psychology of furniture and how it can influence people’s behaviours.
"A challenge was having boards selected for us and then having to adapt whilst designing so that they matched. You couldn't afford to waste anything. Working in that context and having to also draw inspiration from art or architecture meant doing some creative maths. I enjoyed that, and I'm usually not much into maths!"