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Find handcrafted beauty in Synthesis by Nick Randall

Find handcrafted beauty in Synthesis by Nick Randall

Synthesis by Nick Randall is an exploration into creating flowing voluminous forms in wood by the melding together of traditional hand craftsmanship with contemporary digital technologies.

 

Tasmanian craftsman, Nick Randall embraces complex curvilinear forms and sinuous lines in his Synthesis collection, pairing traditional furniture making methods with wooden boat boatbuilding techniques.

Inspired by his time building a timber rowing dinghy from King Billy Pine and Blackwood, Nick began incorporating his newly honed techniques into his furniture range. “I have a passion for boats and have always admired classic timber yachts with their elegant and graceful lines,” says Nick. “As a furniture maker I am also fascinated with how yachts are designed and built and saw the potential of utilising these techniques in my work.”

Each piece involves the laying of a series of delicate strips around a set of forms, where carbon fibre is then laminated to the interior of the form to provide a rigid structure. The forms are produced using digital methods with the final shaping completed by hand, ensuring the desired shape is achieved and adding a tactile nature to the work.

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Photography by Peter Whyte

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