Twist of Nature
Commissioned for a new luxury residential development by award-winning interior design practice Taylor Howes, this ambitious, large-scale abstract artwork combines opulent materials with highly specialised craftsmanship.
Developed from original hand-drawn designs, Twist of Nature includes over twenty different veneers and eight different types of mother of pearl from around the world, with every one of the thousands of pieces placed by hand with painstaking precision into the ripple sycamore background.
This table was to be the centrepiece of the dining room on board an 80 metre motor yacht delivered in 2012. The brief for this six metre table was simple enough: the owner wanted a long oval dining table scattered with a dense carpet of leaves in rich autumnal colours. The result was an elaborate design of extraordinary detail and complexity showcasing the marqueteur’s art of bringing depth to a design using hot sand shading with a wide variety of natural coloured veneers.