Jennifer Lee Ceramics at Roche Court

Jennifer Lee Ceramics at Roche Court

April 25, 2012  |  Uncategorized

Schimmer Child designed and built plinths for Jennifer Lee’s ceramics for the exhibition ‘The Nature of Things’ in the Artist’s House, NewArtCentre, Roche Court.
The exhibition of work by Jennifer Lee, Hans Stofer and Ellen Bacon was curated by Sarah Griffin.

Western Red Cedar Accessories...

Western Red Cedar Accessories…

April 5, 2012  |  Uncategorized

The folding deck on this hut is made from local Western Red Cedar. After a winter of being exposed to the elements it is still completely flat and square if a little paler. So we will now be producing them as hook on accessories for existing as well as new huts, with extras such as poles for bunting and lights as well as the wine/log storage supporting boxes. All we need now is for the sun to come back…Shepherd's hut accessories, decks, poles and support boxes

Green Oak Cloister

March 29, 2012  |  Uncategorized

Back to the beautiful Brecon National Park to add some lighting to what was commissioned as a porch but which has the feel of a cloister.
Green Oak and local slate. An enjoyable departure from the usual.

Donna Wilson exhibition at YSP

Donna Wilson exhibition at YSP

December 30, 2011  |  Uncategorized

Schimmer Child have designed, built and installed a display wall for the Donna Wilson exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

And after the Shepherd's Huts...

Bespoke Cedar Hut

And after the Shepherd’s Huts…

November 29, 2011  |  Uncategorized

Come the Bespoke Huts.

Schimmer Child have been asked by Cotswold Shepherd’s Huts to design and build a hut for the 21st Century, destined for boutique camping at music festivals rather than lambing on a wind blasted hillside.

The updated hut retains the cast iron wheels and familiar silhouette, but has LED lighting washing the ceiling, a fold down deck, lift-up window on gas struts and western red cedar cladding which will gradually silver in the weather.

Watch out for the Wetroom Hut and Japanese Bathing hut which will be trundling along shortly…

Stacking Jewellery Boxes

Stacking boxes for Jewellery Designer/Maker Dot Sim

Stacking Jewellery Boxes

July 8, 2011  |  Uncategorized

Stacking Douglas Fir boxes for Scottish Jewellery designer and maker Dot Sim

Schimmer Child bespoke fitting for Music Dynamics

Schimmer Child bespoke fitting for Music Dynamics

June 1, 2011  |  Uncategorized

Schimmer Child have designed and made a budget bespoke shelving system for Music Dynamics new retail outlet. Music Dynamics has one of the largest collections of choral sheet music in Europe and also supplies a huge range of rehearsal CDs to choirs.

The angled shelves are made from a solid redwood sheet material and finished with Osmo Woodwax transparent which has turned out to be a very effective one coat finish.

Huts, huts and more huts..

Huts, huts and more huts..

March 11, 2011  |  Uncategorized

We’ve been doing some design development work for Cotswold Shepherds Huts who tell us that now Spring is finally appearing – in the South at least – that many people’s thoughts are turning to the ownership of a hut for their garden, for staying in at festivals, for using as a studio. Why I wonder, do people enjoy a miniature living space so much? What makes them leave the bedroom of their large permanent structure in favour of a bedroom seperated from the stars only by softwood and tin?

From a design point of view, it’s hard to better the simplicity and effectiveness of a moveable box raised off the ground with a curved roof and corrugated iron cladding to keep the weather off the timber, but I suspect that’s not what most people are appreciating…

From Exclusive Architect Designed to the High Street..

From Exclusive Architect Designed to the High Street..

February 28, 2011  |  Uncategorized

Writing this blogsite has made me realise just how influencial the work of Pawson/Silvestrin in the late 80s has been on mainstream interior fixtures and fittings twenty+ years later.

The floor standing bath spout is a good example – we used to have them made by a local engineer for use with wooden Japanese tubs; made by hand and then chromed, they cost many hundreds of pounds.

Two minutes searching on the web has produced the above for around £150, which is probably progress of some sort…

Living the cliche - one man and his (recycled) shed

Living the cliche – one man and his (recycled) shed

February 7, 2011  |  Uncategorized

a shed bought for housing an outhouses worth of stuff while our build was happening has now become permanent and extended to create a bike shed and wood store – so far so ordinary, except that all the timber apart from the cladding came as something else: the doors are some panelling from our old bathroom, the roof timbers were the frame the windows were delivered on, the roof sheets of ply left by the builders…Richard now has a workbench and three bicycles in there to spend many happy hours with.
Leaving aside the fact that elderly men with allotments have been doing this for years, buildings made from recycled timber are now winning awards:
so lets get those offcuts doing something useful rather than heading for landfill.