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Volumptuous is a unique sideboard cabinet handmade in Oak by British designer Edward Johnson of EJ Bespoke Furniture. The Volumptuous sideboard is currently on display at the Millinery Works Gallery as part of the 21st Century Furniture III Exhibition (March 22 to May 01, 2011). Here is some information by the designer, “As a designer and a maker I understand the medium timber in great depth. I know how it moves, looks, feels and works, which allow me to really push the boundaries, to try the untried and succeed.
‘Volumptuous’ is a truly unique sideboard, a work of art, a piece that tested me as a maker and made me feel uncomfortable as a designer. Using the latest of material technology, ‘Volumptuous’ is handmade in Oak and internally lined with the aromatic Cedar of Lebanon. The once square frame work was hand shaped to follow each laminated panels form, and then lightly fumed with ammonia to achieve the chocolate brown coloring. Volumptuous is as sensuous as furniture gets, visually stimulating, enticingly tactile and beautifully scented. It speaks a thousand words about what I believe my work is about.”