neil cummings

DIY

15 Apr 2016
Socialised Affection

I wrote a text Socialised Afffection about my grandmothers love of woodgraining for Specialism, a new publication from Open Editions.

Here is a short extract....

I remember the parlour. We…


14 May 2019
table

So, I'm slowly learning to live with less, and experimenting with how to consume fewer resources. As part of these processes I'm making some of the things I might need or want, not in any dogmatic 'alt-right preppers' kind of way - I'm not about to be refining ore and forging weapons.…


03 Nov 2019
Chair

First prototype of a possible chair. It's inspired by Enzo Mari's ideas of being able to make domestic necessities, using stock timber, simple hand tools and everyday skills. There's an echo of Utility furniture from…


20 Aug 2017
Tiling

I designed - this is where I encountered 'tesselation' - sourced and during the summer learnt to lay a floor of handmade terracotta tiles for an almacen in Riocaliente, Asturias.

The…


16 Apr 2017
table

Inspired by Enzo Mari and his


28 Mar 2014
Utopoly, the Commons

Over the last few years, as part of Critical Practice research cluster at Chelsea College of Arts, we have been hacking the popular board game Monopoly.

Monopoly celebrates some of…


01 Nov 2016
Cloud

Cloud, cast plaster, London c1986 #FromTheCollection #ObjectOfTheWeek


25 Sep 2016
Table Lamp

Vase, coiled, handbuilt and biscuit fired, London, c 1985

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16 Aug 2016
table

This summer, inspired by Enzo Mari and his autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974, I repurposed an old barn-door I found, and following his instructions made a table for the garden.


15 Apr 2016
woodgrain

There was a launch of Specialism edited by David Blamey on Friday April 15, 6-9pm in the Senior Common Room. I wrote a short text Socialised…