Jane Austen Desk

I was asked to design and make  a contemporary desk / bureau as part of an art installation visiting 25 locations in NW England starting end of August 2017.

Funded by The Arts Council; the Travelling Letter Exchange’ is a touring letter writing bureau. Visitors are invited to sit down, write a letter and create a new archive of letters that shows what it is like to live in the North West in 2017.

Designed to mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the bureau celebrates the art of letter writing, everyone who writes a letter will receive a letter in return from another participant.

The brief was to make the desk out of modern Birch Plywood and that the desk comes apart for transportation.

JA DESK ZEKE

JA DESK FRONT CLOSED ZEKE

JA DESK SIDE ZEKE

JA DESK BOOKS ZEKE

Steven Hampson Fine Furniture by teslathemes