Douglas Maloney, Douglas Maloney, Vic (Studio Furniture 2018)

Douglas’ career in the furniture making and the timber industry has spanned 10 years. In this time, he has worked in a variety of roles for several accomplished furniture-making workshops, including Charlie Sandford Joinery, Tide design and Jardan. His interests include 18th century reproduction work, mid century and contemporary furniture making, French polishing, Windsor chair making and woodturning. He also draws inspiration from Shaker furniture and late colonial period work. The piece shown here, Perfectly Askew, was inspired by a piece seen in the TV show Frasier. ‘I used the original purely as inspiration and chose to put my own flare and artistic licence into it. I wanted to build something that not only challenged myself as a maker, but would also appeal to my love of traditional Japanese woodworking and American studio furniture. The piece incorporates traditional three-way mitre joinery, shopsawn veneers, piston fit dovetail drawers and a single hidden compartment. Timbers used are American cherry, poplar and Ceylon ebony. Photos: Michael Gordon Hill. For more information about Douglas see instagram @douglas_maloney