To achieve this, I painted the panels to showcase the multidimensional nature of above and below the waves. And as with all my pieces there was a laser focus on quality and craftsmanship, with the view that it will last her entire childhood and would be a colourful yet sophisticated addition to my sister’s home.
So many of my sister’s friends have asked her where she got from over the years that I decided to create a line - but be in no doubt– no two Toyboxes are ever the same as each is hand painted and is a depiction of the movement of the ocean at a unique point in time.
Depending on which materials you select, the goal is to create a piece that is simultaneously contemporary and retro, with the philosophy that good design should not sacrifice comfort or quality. It is this juxtaposition of angular lines and tactility of the upholstery that truly makes the Hedron a real sensory experience.
As sustainability has always been a consideration when designing my lines of furniture, Birch plywood features exclusively in the design, with the stacked leg construction allowing for the use of small usually wasted pieces of timber. Finished in a combination of matte and Gloss lacquers, the effect is of a glossy water effect with smooth tactile timber surrounding it.
Each panel is hand painted with a mixed media of resin and air brush which then go onto my piano finishing process to achieve a glass smooth yet highly durable finish.
The design features a drop down edge perimeter to minimise the possibility of children trapping their hands with Hafele gas stays securing the lid in place when open.
Construction: Birch plywood, Ball bearing stainless steel hinges, Hafele Gas stays, Epoxy resin and airbrush artwork
WxHxD 800mm x 500mm x 400mm
Weight: 15kg or 18kg
Made to order, ready for delivery 4-6 weeks