Welcome Sideboard in Petrol Blue
An exclusive, tile-clad sideboard in petrol blue, made by award winning ceramicist Matthew Raw for The New Craftsmen. The detail of the cabinet's design is a product of Matthew's love and commitment to the versatility of the tile, with each one individually hand-made and glazed by Matthew to cover and wrap around the surface and interior of the cabinet. Even the sloping handles are handmade and glazed with a rich petrol blue glaze. Originally launched by The New Craftsmen in September 2020 in a smaller format, this larger design makes it even more functional for storing glassware, crockery and/or other household items. Please enquire about bespoke variations (POA).
Welcome Sideboard is inspired by the traditional adorning of interiors and exteriors of Britain's railway stations for 150 years where tiles were utilised for their intrinsic functionality to cover large and irregular surfaces and their ability to be wiped clean in the era of the coal-hungry, steam trains. Stations were also transitory spaces, welcoming people each and everyday, and still are to this day. Drawing on this legacy, Matthew wanted to develop a functional piece entirely clad with tiles that would also intrigue and welcome someone when they arrived home, thus playing with themes of familiarity and nostalgia.
Material: Off-white earthenware clay, with lead petrol blue glaze
cm: Width 40cm, Depth 150cm, Height 78cm
inches: Width 15.7in, Depth 59.1in, Height 30.7in
Care Instructions: Dust with soft lint free cloth
Made To Order (10-12 weeks)