Shou Sugi Ban Walk-in Wardrobe

Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient process employed by the Japanese (and before them the Aztecs) as a way to naturally preserve wood, making it resistant to fire, insects and damp. Here the process was adapted to make suitable for interior use, Red Cedar was scorched and the carbonised surface brushed and carefully sealed. The doors for this project were a collaboration with Mark Oram, and feature a specially made, antiqued steel handle lined with leather. The interior is divided between hanging and illuminated shelf storage, in the centre is a sculptural storage unit in birch ply, with an integrated dressing table and fold down boot store.