Furniture inspired by landscape and culture
Much of Sams work is a series of sculptural and functional functional projects whose design draw inspiration from the landscapes and culture of Cornwall and the South West where he grew up. The shapes and patterns created in the stones across the moors and coast through centuries of weathering influence the organic forms of his furniture. Sam uses solid wood, veneer and Cornish Tin to create sometimes complex three dimensional surface textures on his furniture. These are designed to represent the moods and history associated with these landscapes. Work to date have included the “Penwith” drawer chest, “Bodmin Moor” Table, “Hartland” console table and the “Cousin Jack” console table named after nick name given to the Cornish miners who migrated to other mineral rich areas such as America, Australia and Africa, taking their mining skills with them.