neil cummings

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table
14 May 2019

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.…


Chair
03 Nov 2019

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…


table
16 Apr 2017

Inspired by Enzo Mari and his autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974, at Easter I made a table from standard dimension rough-cut Galician pine.

I hacked the design -…


Table Lamp
25 Sep 2016

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

#FromTheCollection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


table
16 Aug 2016

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.


Table Lamp
29 Sep 2015

For my table, I made a lamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shabaka Stone
17 May 2013

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…