With the new furniture collection, Hasan has rethought the LINLEY tradition of fine cabinet-making by celebrating the natural imperfections in timber, which are normally worked out of the material through expert craftsmanship. Overturning convention, these faults are depicted through complex marquetry techniques in materials such as brass, walnut, and steel, to create an exquisitely finished furniture collection initially comprising Console Table, Side Table and Coffee Table.   Simon Hasan says of the collection: "I wanted to stay very close to what LINLEY is famous for, exquisite marquetry and fine cabinet-making, but use these skills to celebrate the characteristics in timber that we normally disregard. Ironically, the designs are much more intricate than conventional marquetry motifs and only a company such as LINLEY has the expertise to realise them."   The Graft collection will be available in LINLEY stores from October, and is the latest instalment in the LINLEY Collaborations initiative, aimed at engaging with modern British designers and artists in order to push the boundaries of traditional cabinetmaking. During the London Design Festival the LINLEY flagship store on Pimlico Road will be transformed into an exhibition space to celebrate the new collection and the art of marquetry. Other exhibits will include the London Skyline marquetry panel and the Tectonic Bar - two unique pieces designed and made by LINLEY to promote contemporary craftsmanship.   To learn more about the Graft Collection at LINLEY, please visit here.  

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