Craft & Design

The Natural Beauties of Wood

Helena Robson is a Professional Course student at the Chippendale International School of Furniture in Gifford, East Lothian. Drawn to organic forms, her work focuses on curves and asymmetry to arouse visual interest. Designing around the materials themselves, she allows a grain pattern to dictate shape or create rhythm through figuring and chatoyance*, all the while highlighting the natural beauty of wood. Helena and other students will be showing their work at the school’s Graduate Exhibition (Sep 8-11). *the property of some minerals to exhibit a wavy, luminous band with a silky lustre, reminiscent of the eye of a cat.