Last week was a busy one....and included a 7 hour journey down south to sunny Dorset where I visited the manufacturers of embrace! So for all you great people who have ordered "don't worry, your order has not been affected by the postal strike" it is still being manufactured. The first batch is well underway now and is due for delivery at the end of this month.

See a quick factory shot above. I'm about to hit the road for the airport now for a quick 2 day trip to Barcelona so I'll be adding to this post as soon as I get back with more info and some better images.



Last week I set up a scene to take some images of embrace, and just as I got it set up managed to knock the slr from the tripod and broke the lens. So while my new lens is on order I thought I'd give you a little taster.


old pics

I've just finished a search through some old uni images for some pics of the stable and stumbled across some pics that I thought, if I had the blog back then, I would have probably put them on.

1. a pic of the original rockingstool (against a graphic background), before it had been exhibited at the graduate show and I found people didn't have a clue how to sit on it.
2. the beginnings of "experiments in plywood" a 1:10 scale range of bent ply furniture, including embrace, stable and the rockingstool as part of my 3rd yr final project.
3. Jess showing the strength of the rockingstool in it's cantilever position. I think the way this version of the rockingstool flexes is brilliant, but it would probably kill anybody that eat's well. hense the development.
4. The stable being laminated and manipulated once it has been removed from the former "has anyone seen the small spring clamps?...I can't find them anywhere".