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Gareth Neal

Louis
2010
Oak

The Louis tables are part of a series of work that explores the juxtaposition of old and new forms and techniques through the combined use of 3D computer drawing, CNC processes and traditional high-quality craftsmanship.

Revealed from within a contemporary geometric form is the ghost of furniture past. The perfection of form achieved by machine production is then ‘hacked’ by the artist, which in turn injects a random and handmade characteristic to each piece.

Biography

Neal graduated from Buckinghamshire University in 1996 with a degree in Furniture Design and Craftsmanship. His work has received critical acclaim and has featured in many publications and exhibitions, both in the UK and internationally. Selected exhibitions include Collect at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and The Unexpected at Sotheby’s, New York. Neal’s furniture design practice was established in 2002 and is currently located in the creative heart of East London. Neal specialises in the production of unique pieces, which are exclusively developed for individual clients and companies. His practice combines the technical modes of 3D computer drawing and CNC processes, with the intricacy of professional craftsmanship.

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