The exterior of this form is organically textured in keeping with its creation from the natural London Plane. The smooth interior acts in contrast to the tactile surface, which emphasises the beautiful natural markings of the wood. The wholesome shape is also notable, both calming and functional.
McGil’s artforms are made to be used as tools for daily life, Mark woodturns whilst Kaori chisels to develop a harmonic process, a journey of two to create each single masterpiece.
About the Artist:
Takahashi McGil are an artistic duo comprised of husband and wife, Mark McGilvray and Kaori Takahashi, who met at Wimbledon School of Art where they both studied Fine Art. Mark is from South Africa and Kaori is from Japan and the pair now live and work in Devon, where they are part of the Devonshire Guild of Craftsmen. The pair combine Japanese and Western techniques, traditions and tools in their functional furniture and homeware designs. Originally, their pieces were intended solely for personal use, but their company was happily formed in 2016.