Influences III – Shaker furniture

Influences III – Shaker furniture

Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in Blog

I first came across the Shakers and their work whilst doing my degree in Three Dimensional Design at the University of Northumbria in the 90’s. Shaker furniture is widely admired for its simplicity, superb joinery, quality, and functionality. Shaker designs were inspired by the ascetic religious beliefs of the Society. It is the physical embodiment […]

Influences II – Hermann Hauser I

Influences II – Hermann Hauser I

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Blog

I’ve never played a Hauser but the sound of his work can be heard on many of Andrea Segovia’s recordings. This was my introduction to the man and his work. German luthier Hermann Hauser I (1882-1952) is best remembered for the remarkable instruments he built in the Spanish tradition after 1924. Segovia encouraged Hauser to […]