Award winning furniture designer Peter Masters combines beauty and resourcefulness within the mass-produced market, alongside the exquisite craftsmanship and resilience of bespoke products available for commission.
Peter approaches the industry with the aim of incorporating a variety of materials and techniques and wherever possible using sustainable materials. At 100% Design 2006, he was awarded "Best ECO Floor Product Award" for the 'horse and mad dog' tables, amazingly made using one sheet of sustainable plywood, 25 minutes of electricity and water based paint for the finish.
The beauty of Master's designs is the ability to achieve structurally striking and complex forms using the most simple of techniques and processes. He prides himself on re-evaluating existing manufacturing techniques and material capabilities, like creating the afore-mentioned table using a machine used to manufacture violins, allowing him to form unusual objects without using complex manufacturing techniques.
Peter places high importance on all of his pieces being handmade here in the UK, believing we have all the resources to manufacture here, and as a result reducing manufacturing costs.
However, all of this does put boundaries on the creative and manufacturing process, from which Peter thrives, "I feel boundaries channel the design process more specifically, it forces a designer to be resourceful and look harder at design in an innovative manner… some of my best work has probably evolved in this way."