Bibbings & Hensby
Nailed Sideboard crafted by Bibbings & Hensby is part of The New Craftsmen’s ‘Claylarks’
collection. Whilst mudlarking on the foreshore of the River Thames, the duo found several hand forged nails, which prompted their research into historic forms of nailed furniture. The cabinet is made to house and display ceramic pieces, gathered and curated over time, and forms part of a new range of furniture.The spirit of simplicity and functional craftsmanship that characterise this traditional vernacular furniture are embodied within the design. Made exclusively with historically faithful nails hand forged by a traditional blacksmith, and without glue or complex joinery, the dresser explores the possibilities for the humble nail in contemporary handmade furniture. Scratch lines can be seen all over the furniture, a traditional way to line up nails in vernacular furniture and a further example of the makers commitment to celebrate authentic methods in this piece.
Material: Oak, riven ash handle, wrought iron nails, clear matt oil
cm: Width 150cm, Depth 50cm, Height 75cm
inches: Width 59.1in, Depth 19.7in, Height 29.5in
Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp cloth