The Alter Cabinet (with Bowl)

The Alter Cabinet (with Bowl) by London based furniture makers SASA Works is a functional piece inspired by a large, ancient cabinet in a rock cut church in Lalibela, Ethiopia. The cabinet name 'Alter' comes from the sacred context of its origin, but also in the idea of how it could potentially be used to hold sacred objects. Crafted from European Oak and Steel. The surface has a bowl carved into the top for fruit, objects or collections of special things. SASA Works’ furniture is designed to be visually quiet, made from elemental materials and built to last. This piece gives a beautiful and poetic usability to everyday functionality.

This product is available in bespoke variations, please enquire for further details.

Material: European Oak and Steel
cm: Width 46cm, Depth 152cm, Height 98cm
inches: Width 18.1in, Depth 59.8in, Height 38.6in
Care Instructions: Dust with a feather duster. Only lift from base.
Lead time: 12 week
Lead Time: 12 weeks


Focusing on the notion that the practice of architecture encompasses everything from buildings to artwork for the home, SASA Works strives to combine sustainable materials and a refined design aesthetic in their work. The cabinet is made using traditional joinery methods – the hinges, handles, shelf brackets are hand-crafted in the London workshop, made from steel that is cut, formed, filed, brazed, welded, then coloured with a patina and waxed.
The Maker SASA Works Designer & Craftsman - London

Founded in 2009 by architect and maker Craig Bamford, London based SASA Works brings a holistic approach to architecture, furniture and objects. Craig works with artist Louise Isik Sayarer to create work that fuses art, architect, craftspeople, and the environment. Seeking to create a poetic and refined relationship between materials and space, SASA Works produces work which brings joy into everyday functional objects.