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Interview - Daniel Lacey
What are your favourite materials to work with and why?
As a designer/maker of contemporary wooden furniture – my favourite material for my work is, not surprisingly, wood. More precisely where I use a windblown or dead tree that has some meaning to my customer. A recent example being a dead tree from a customer’s garden that they climbed as a child and hoped that their children would be able to do the same. I designed a pair of heirloom boxes, one for each of the two children to store items of meaning as they grow up.
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Local wood local maker - Tom Cooper
I told them all about The Local Woods for Local Makers Project, and how Dutch elm diseased trees from The Meadows in Edinburgh were being given a new life in the form of beautiful hand crafted furniture. They were immediately enthused about the idea, and were very keen to have the lectern produced using timber from these magnificent trees.
I set too preparing a series of design sketches to present to the College of Surgeon’s office bearers, which were then discussed and deliberated over, which for me was an interesting experience of ...Read Article About membership
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