NATHANIEL MCCARTHY REDEFINING THE STANDARD BESPOKE FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION FINALIST / 4TH
In many cultures when formally introducing yourself it is understood to be good etiquette to bring a gift.
Etiquette considered. This custom furniture collection and room design has been inspired to celebrate key historical ideals of the Western culture through design. I have chosen to use subtle Eastern Oriental cultural references while adding complimenting gestures through picture art, materials, color and pattern. This hoping to create a connection and familiarity with the products for both Eastern and Western cultures, appealing to both markets.
The room is designed as a fully functional lounge and reception during the day that could transform into an entertainment space in the evening. The aim was to keep this duel concept, a balance between the two cultures throughout the room using the interiors decoration and furniture design.
Rather than contain the concept I have chosen to remove limitations and restrictions by taking away both a partitioning wall and ceiling from the original room, to illustrate a sign of encouragement of both openness and growth.
NATHANIEL MCCARTHY BESPOKE FURNITURE DESIGN
It is generally known that Eastern culture regard Ceramics as the West admires paintings and precious Art. This understanding was fundamental reason to create a cabinet that would showcase and compliment such ornaments. Also acknowledging an increase of high-rise apartment in modern Asian cities, it was important that when designing to consider light that comes into the apartment and design furniture that would be suitable if against windows would maintain a transparency preventing view restrictions, light access and shadows from Cabinets.
This Artwork is a series of digitally illustrated photographic college images, that when assembled together create a 13 piece motif. This collage was composed over a seven-year period using both personal photographs and digitally sourced images, arranged and edited to create a multi panel collage.
The aim through this art is to deliver an illustration that would portray the message of life’s journey and the possibility of an intended outcome according to ones faith.
This most recent collection has been inspired by a 1400’s painting entitled The Retable of St George. This composition hangs at the heart of the Raphael Cartoons gallery in the London Victoria and Albert museum. The Retable of St George like many classic religious artworks pays homage to writings throughout and proceeding Biblical scripture, nevertheless it has been the multiple panel arrangement of the Valencia masterpiece that would most have an influence on this work.