Mark Argent
Creativity design composition spirituality work with organisations

Furniture

When I moved into my flat, I took the eccentric decision to buy no furniture and instead to make everything. I’m not based there at the moment, but here are photographs of some of the things I’ve made.

There was an interesting moment when a friend was enthusing about a table he had bought: I could appreciate his emotions, but that seemed a long way from deciding I needed something, thinking through what I needed it to do and look like, and then going to buy some wood. In these days of IKEA this isn’t necessarily cheaper, but it feels much more real.

Folding dining table (down)
Folding dining table (up)
Stool for playing

Mirror frame
Collapsible chair
doubling as a table

Desk lamp
using wood broken along the grain from the felling of a tree
Lamp shade
thin silk fading from blue through cream to pink, folded to give a light fading from cream to mauve.
Lamp shade
the idea is that it draws out the hint of mauve in the room coming from one wall painted pale mauve, and the others very much paler

Clocks

Clock
Pine bark
Clock
Plywood, veneer and dried flowers
Clock
Plywood, veneer and dried flowers
Clock
Plywood, veneer and dried leaf
Clock (detail)
Plywood, veneer and dried leaf