When you just can’t find furniture to suit your exact requirements commissioning a bespoke product is sometimes the only way forward and a problem that Mr & Mrs Pullen had. Having seen Edward’s work at the Arundel gallery Trail in 2010 and 2011, Mr & Mrs Pullen decided to commission a coffee table for their living room. This particular brief was made challenging by the striking and bold carpet in the living room, art deco inspired the carpet was also handmade to commission and consisted of a repeating fan shaped pattern in bold green, yellow and pinkish colours. Edward tried to create a coffee table that reflected similar patterns and colours in the carpet whilst keeping its own identity and not being overlooked was particularly important. ‘Inspired’ was made in Olive Ash with bespoke stainless steel plates which are bonded to the glass using UV glue. All the images will be shortly uploaded to the gallery page.
”Key to the creation of our stunning coffee table was the consultation process. We had already met and chatted to Ed before we decided to ask him to help us find a table that worked for us. As he offered to design on the basis that if we didn’t like his ideas we would pay nothing, having him round to chat about it over a cup of tea was no problem. Neither of us can pretend to have design credentials. Ed made it easy to talk to him and to listen to his advice. He brought together his skills and our aspirations perfectly – no mean feat! As it happens we didn’t like the first suggestions he sketched so Ed made some more. From these the final specification emerged. We are very pleased with the table – which has great presence with a lightness of touch. It also rests happily on the carpet which I’d describe as striking rather than “eccentric”! Mr Johnson has, with great attention to detail, listened carefully, advised authoritatively and produced for us a work of art.” Mr & Mrs Pullen – Petersfield, Hampshire