Coppice wine rack
Bespoke coppice hazel wine rack.
Built to fit any space, the sawn hazel branches are loosely stacked to hold a variable number of particle board bottle tubes.
As part of the Was-A-Log project, Coppice explores the use of locally sourced and crafted wood that has a traceable history juxtaposed to the anonymous CNC cut particle board.
This design highlights our relationship with products their materials and provenance. Knowing the complete history of a product, I believe, helps form a deeper understanding and connection between the customer and their purchase.
Here is the provenance of one of the Coppice racks:
The hazel rods and ash uprights come from known sources. The hazel was coppiced from a local woodland (Bovingdon Road copse) by Stephen Westover of Westover Woodlands. The ash uprights were sourced from a road development (Roundabout development, Essex) and made by Robin Fawcett of Treewright.
The wine tubes where CNC cut by Metropolitan works (London) from particle board of an unknown source and the ash base was made by Robbins cabinet making (Braintree) and again comes form an unknown source.