As the ethos is so ‘handmade‘ a bespoke service is at the heart of what they do, where dimensions of the current collection can be adapted or patinas and finishes can be applied in any hue or style. They also take on restoration work and many one off commissions, which comes very naturally to the creative pair.
‘We began creating non-functional art works but we were drawn to the object being beautiful and useful simultaneously which quickly led us to making the work we produce today,’ describes Nicola, ‘But because of our backgrounds we enjoy both the challenge of bespoke commissions and the freedom of making without constraint.”
Some examples of bespoke residential pieces are the oval, carved gilt wood Girandole Mirror. It has become part of the main collection and can be wired or left unwired for wax candles, or no sconce at all. The more contemporary Venetian Glass Leaf Mirror has also been commissioned at a much larger 1650mm overall diameter for a scheme.
Cox recently launched new pieces at the May Design Series, including the Lion Paw Centre Table, with four cast iron legs sculpted as stylised Lions supporting another signature guinea fowl feather glass table top. They also revealed the Vine Console Table which is made from two gnarled bronze uprights inspired by ancient vines. You can see two new exclusive versions of this table at the art, antique and design show Masterpiece London 2013, specifically commissioned by art consultant James Bly for art dealer Philip Mould’s stand. Masterpiece London runs from 27 June – 3 July at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.