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Meet The Designer: Gareth Neal

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 by

Part five of a five part editorial series in which we look at talented craftspeople who’s work celebrates the beauty of British wood. Combining traditional techniques and modern applications, they demonstrate a deep appreciation of the innate qualities of the material and a concern that it speaks for itself. The effect is, naturally, striking.

Gareth Neal has achieved great international renown for his inventive approach to wood. His work is a constant exploration of its material qualities and an enactment of his research into time-honoured processes and the latest digital manufacturing techniques. Gareth’s beautiful work has been sold and exhibited worldwide and the iconic George III chest is now part of the permanent 20th century gallery collection at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Through material inventiveness, curiosity and reinterpretation, Gareth has created a unique approach to design. Meet designer Gareth Neal in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Through material inventiveness, curiosity and reinterpretation, Gareth has created a unique approach to design
Image courtesy of Gareth Neal

Gareth has achieved great international renown for his inventive approach to wood. Meet designer Gareth Neal in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Gareth has achieved great international renown for his inventive approach to wood
Image courtesy of Gareth Neal

Ash George C13 2013, Gareth Neal

The iconic George III chest is now part of permanent 20th century gallery collection at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Meet designer Gareth Neal in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

The iconic George III chest is now part of permanent 20th century gallery collection at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum
Image courtesy of Gareth Neal | Photography by James Champion

A high profile design collaboration with Zaha Hadid saw Gareth use advance computer modelling software to produce sculptural vases. VE-SEL 2015, ebonised and in American white oak, by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal. Both prices upon request, Sarah Myerscough Gallery

A high profile design collection with Zaha Hadid saw Gareth use advance computer modelling software to produce sculptural vases. Meet designer Gareth Neal in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine.

A high profile design collection with Zaha Hadid saw Gareth use advance computer modelling software to produce sculptural vases
Image courtesy of Sarah Myerscough Gallery | Photography by Petr Krejci

The Brodgar chair was produced with professional Orkney chair maker Kevin Gauld. Brodgar chair by Gareth Neal with Kevin Gauld, £2,250, The New Craftsman

The Brodgar chair has produced with professional Orkney chair maker Kevin Gauld. Meet designer Gareth Neal in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

The Brodgar chair has produced with professional Orkney chair maker Kevin Gauld
Image courtesy of Gareth Neal | Photography by James Champion

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This feature has been taken from Warehouse Home Issue Four, which is out now! The latest issue of the internationally renowned Warehouse Home magazine is live online and can be enjoyed in full and entirely free. Read Warehouse Home Issue Four by clicking here or view in the reader below.

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