The Sound of Wood
Using a colourful array of seventeen different native and UK-grown woods, this engaging and playful project combines two passions: furniture and music.
With an emphasis on finding narrative through material and process, the designer set out to explore the sound of wood, experimenting with the different tones and pitches produced by various species.
Seeking to design and make a product which could be both a functional piece of furniture and a musical instrument, the console table took inspiration from instruments such as the xylophone and marimba.
Whether playing a tune, simply tapping the keys, or using the table as furniture, this fun and educational project engages the user visually with its colourful variation in timbers denoting the exciting auditory difference of each key.
The console table invites interaction, connecting music enthusiasts and design aficionados alike. From left to right: Cedar, Oak, Yew, Wild Service Tree, Ash, Alder, Elm, Olive Ash, Western Red Cedar, Holm Oak, Walnut, Sweet Chestnut, Douglas Fir, Lime, Cherry, Beech, and Sycamore.
Wood SupplierHighgrove Traditional Crafts
SpeciesCedar, Oak, Yew, Wild Service Tree, Ash, Alder, Elm, Olive Ash, Western Red Cedar, Holm Oak, Walnut, Sweet Chestnut, Douglas Fir, Lime, Cherry, Beech and Sycamore – FSC and Grown in Britain certified