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18th-27th August 2018



Suzanne Hodgeson -Commissioned CD Cabinet

Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design

 

18th - 27th August 2018

 


Suzanne Hodgeson -Commissioned CD Cabinet


We are happy to see the return of Suzanne Hodgson, one of our longest standing exhibitors, this year at Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design.  After training with one of England's leading furniture designer/makers, John Makepeace, Suzanne has gone onto establish a successful workshop now based in Chester where she designs and makes furniture and games.

Suzanne is always happy to discuss commissions with visitors to the exhibition and will work closely with her clients to ensure that the finished piece is exactly what they had hoped for.  The piece photographed above is of a commissioned CD Cabinet, the oak unit is set on three asymmetrical legs veneered in bog oak.  From the outside the unit is imposing, modern and quirky yet gives no clue as to its purpose.

Suzanne designed the piece in conjunction with her client to hold 500 discs. No handles are visible, something she always builds into the design process, access being by press and release catches to pop open the drop-down front leaves. The drawers of the unit are in sycamore, lined with multi-coloured faux suede. Suzanne designs initially with sketches but then moves on to full size cardboard mock-ups which can be positioned in a room to better appreciate how the piece will sit in an existing environment. She will sometimes also create wooden examples of certain details of the piece so the client can appreciate the final look.

Suzanne’s work has always proved popular during the exhibition and over the years she has attracted many new clients.  Beautifully designed, resourceful and well-crafted pieces combined with a personable and enthusiastic designer mean that we are pleased to have Suzanne Hodgeson exhibiting with us again this year. 

Suzanne’s work was highly commended by the Worshipful Company of Furniture makers last year to read more regarding this please visit the awards page.

 

 

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