Senior Carmichael

"The hands-on element is very important to us because it improves our understanding of the pieces of furniture we can actually design. If we step aside from that we will never see all of the problems. "

Charles Wheeler-Carmichael

Expanding mechanical table

(Detail) The caps at the end of each of the bronze arms can be removed to allow candleholders to be attached.

Expanding TableCapstan Table

Expanding mechanical table

American black walnut burr with mechanism of polished and patinated bronze and engine turned stainless steel. Seats six to ten. The table expands by turning the top, Eight leaves are then inserted into the spaces created. Detail shows capstan closed. 740 X 1520 -1880mm diameter 29x60- 74 in.

Sun cabinet

Ripple sycamore, ebony and burr yew.

2060 x 1160 x 390mm / 81 x 46 x 15 in. [In association with A. Weston)

Detail of Sun cabinet Fluted sections of laminated ripple sycamore radiate from the burr yew centre of the sun, itself a secret drawer.

Sun cabinet

Ripple sycamore, ebony and burr yew.

2060 x 1160 x 390mm / 81 x 46 x 15 in. [In association with A. Weston)

Expanding Table

Expanding circular table Figured birch, polished cast aluminium, masur birch and glass. The table extends by attaching an outer ring, made in eight sections.

Fantail dining chairs in maple with webbed and sprung upholstery.

Table: 740 x1630 - 2000mm diameter / 29 x 64 - 79 in.

Detail

Shows the table top with central glass panel,

Central Glass Tables

Side table

American black walnut.

Senior And Carmichael Furniture

Display table

Sycamore and yew,

800 x 360 x 360mm/31 x 14x14 in.

Side table

American black walnut.

Display table

Sycamore and yew,

800 x 360 x 360mm/31 x 14x14 in.

Hurricane and Lilliput chairs

Made in a combination of hardwoods salvaged from the 1987 hurricane.

Hurricane: 710 x 630 x 530mm 30 x 25 x 21 in. Lilliput: 460 x 440 x 330mm 1 8 x 1 7 x 13 in.

Modern Revolving Bookshelf

Revolving bookcase

Walnut and wenge.

1300 x 570 x 570mm 51 x 22x22 in.

English Walnut Revolving Bookcase

Detail

The independently rotating lectern folds flat when not In use.

S. F. Furniture is a partnership of two well-matched makers. Ian Heseltine, the more serious of the two, and Declan O'Donoghue, the irrepressibly optimistic Irishman. They work successfully either together or alone as the mood takes them or as their clients demand. They come at design problems from opposite perspectives: Declan's approach is more conceptual, starting with the form and impact of the finished piece, using more than one variety of timber, assuming always that the piece can be built, lan's approach is more technical, beginning with the function of the piece, how it will work and the making process, introducing the aesthetics as the design progresses, rarely mixing woods. Thus, two disparate elements that combine to make a unified whole.

'Meander' An occasional table in laminated limed oak, patinated brass, maple and glass. 400 x1500 x 560mm /16 x 59 x 22 in.

Occasional table

Bubinga with pearwood panels.

500 x 900 x 900mm /20x36x36\n.

Collectors stereo cabinet

Ebony, burr vavona and satinwood.

Dining chair

Imbuia, wenge and kevasingo.

Imbuia Timber

Circular dining table

Brown oak.

2000mm diameter / 79 in.

Modern Foyer Table

Double Bed

Quilted maple and bubinga.

'Riverdance'

Foyer table in olivewood, recycled oak and glass.

Double Bed

Quilted maple and bubinga.

'Riverdance'

Foyer table in olivewood, recycled oak and glass.

Bedroom chest

English elm, burr elm panels and handles. 700 x 1000 x 460mm / 28 x 39 x 18 in.

Bedside cabinet

Ripple maple and kevasingo.

Sectional boardroom table To seat thirty-five. Ripple maple, burr oak and aluminium.

Oak Furniture Boardroom Table

Sectional boardroom table To seat thirty-five. Ripple maple, burr oak and aluminium.

'Tangent'

Convex and concave public seating in oak and limestone. 2500mm / 98 in.

Senior Carmichael Furniture

'Facet'

Public seating in polished and hand chiselled limestone and elm.

4000mm/ 13ft 2 in.

'Zenith'

Bench in weathered oak. 1800mm / 71 in.

'Plateau'

Public seating in Kilkenny limestone and oak. 2000mm radius / 79 in.

'Tangent'

Convex and concave public seating in oak and limestone. 2500mm / 98 in.

Chapel furniture

Limed oak and stainless steel,

Prayer Desk

Prayer desk

Brown and burr oak.

Prayer desk

Brown and burr oak.

Chapel furniture

Limed oak and stainless steel,

Bishop's chair

Brown oak and burr oak.

Bishops Chairs

Altar furniture

Brown oak and white oak.

Altar furniture

Brown oak and white oak.

Bishop's chair

Brown oak and burr oak.

Mark Boddington

Winning prizes for arts and crafts subjects at school encouraged Mark Boddington to take up a career in furniture making rather than following his father into the family business. Apart from a future in politics, one of Mark's goals is to make limited edition furniture which will make his work available to a wider audience, as he acknowledges that fine design and craftsmanship can be very expensive. In the meantime, his enjoyment at securing a commission from a difficult client is surpassed only by the return of a client for more work, be it in twelve months or twelve years,

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