Darren’s concept was to approach the design as an architect, rather than a furniture maker, by letting the lighting and shadow of the piece inform the design, combining contrasting materials such as slate with timber and applying different finishes to the various elements included. The final cabinet is a contrasting combination of slate, red oak and Japanese washi paper.
"Working in a tight group like this, as well as with our tutors and outside comment, was extremely valuable. We talked a lot about what we were doing, asked each other questions and gave advice. We helped inspire each other."