neil cummings

thing

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…


16 Apr 2017
table

Inspired by Enzo Mari and his


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.


29 Sep 2015
Table Lamp

For my table, I made a lamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 May 2013
Shabaka Stone

I've been visiting the Shabako Stone, at the British Museum, for as long as I have been living in London, its a source of wonder.

In the twenty-fifth Dynasty, sometime around c700 BC, an Egyptian mythological text was incised for eternity in a basalt stela.  The text contains an account…