Materials, their intricacies and potential, is certainly a thing of wonder to Gosling, with other adventures into the world of finishes including Pietre Dure, egolmise, wood marquetry, cut glass, bronze, brass and chrome stringing.
Most have an historical grounding, for example the early twentieth century French designer, Jean-Michel Frank was one of the first to use straw marquetry in a contemporary way and the particular straw Gosling uses today is grown in the South of France, worked into panels in Normandy and then sent to Tim’s cabinetmakers in Yorkshire.
As if creating moments of historical importance through furniture and responding to people’s needs for their projects to exacting standards were not enough, Gosling is also writing his third book Contemporary Classic, The DNA of Furniture Design, which is being published by Thames and Hudson in October of this year. Alongside all the busyness and buzz of studio life, you can feel how much Gosling loves to design and genuinely enjoys every day as a designer. ‘It’s a constant source of pleasure,’ he concludes, ‘I am lucky.’
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