SCP presents the One Tree Project at the London Design Festival 2022 | SCP Ltd – Archinect | Candle Made Easy

The One Tree project brings together a group of designers, artists and craftsmen who all share a love of manufacturing, the sustainable use of materials and this most precious human resource – wood.

When SCP founder Sheridan Coakley discovered that one of the beautiful ash trees in his garden was suffering from the ash dieback and had to be felled, he had an idea. Instead of chopping it down and turning it into firewood, why not invite a group of like-minded creatives over to see what they can make with the tree? And with that simple idea, the One Tree Project was born.

Debuting at the London Design Festival in September 2022, the One Tree exhibition will feature a range of different objects from a diverse and previously unconnected group of creatives.

Max Bainbridge, Poppy Booth, Oscar Coakley, Sebastian Cox, Matthew Hilton, Sarah Kay, Peter Marigold, Moe Redish, Wilkinson & Rivera, and Faye Toogood

The tree was felled in April 2022 and all participants came for a day to help cut, select and remove the pieces of wood. Sebastian Cox, a furniture maker and wood enthusiast, used his mobile sawmill to plank branches and trunks of the tree with colleague Moe Redish. Everyone had the choice of either taking an entire section of the tree or selecting and cutting boards for use. Not grown specifically for lumber use, the tree was riddled with beautiful imperfections that would have made it undesirable for a commercial sawmill but would have been quite appealing to the creative minds involved.

The One Tree Project strives to create one-off objects of beauty that both preserve the carbon of the tree and give some new material life that would otherwise have disappeared.

Max Bainbridge
Is an artist, craftsman and writer who studied fine arts at Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 2013. Carved in wood, his sculptural works are meditations on the human relationship with nature.

poppy stand
Is a radical/traditional designer, fabricator and carpenter with a particular interest in archetypes. She studied design at Kingston University and graduated in 2018. Now based back in Dorset, she makes bespoke kitchens and objects, mostly in wood, including coffins and cremation boxes.

Oscar Cookley
Is creative director, artist, musician and metal worker. He studied fine arts at the Byam Shaw School in London and graduated in 2009. Working from a studio in east London, he works as a creative director in film production and develops his own art and music.

Sebastian Cox
Is a London-based designer, craftsman and environmentalist working with UK forests and wilderness areas. He started his own business to manufacture furniture and homewares in a forward-thinking, zero-waste, carbon-counting workshop and studio.

Matthew Hilton

is a British designer of modern furniture and lighting, who was appointed Royal Designer for Industry in 2004. His London-based studio works across furniture, lighting and product design and is known for working with elegance and fine craftsmanship.

Sarah Kay
Has been designing and making things out of wood since studying carpentry and furniture design at Parnham College, Dorset. In 1996 she established her first design and manufacturing practice in Hackney. Today she divides her time between Hackney and the South West of France. Sarah’s reputation rests on sensitive, carefully considered design that has a quiet, timeless appeal; The goal is longevity through quality design and craftsmanship.

Peter Marigold
Is a designer and maker of objects who studied design at the Royal College of Art in London and graduated in 2004. He has produced a wide variety of work, from his innovative bioplastic FORMcard, to various wooden furniture designs, to large-scale art pieces for contemporary galleries in London.

Moe reddish
is a London-based furniture designer and manufacturer. He studied furniture and product design at the Metropolitan University/CASS and graduated in 2018. He mainly works with wood and has a passion for ancient woodworking techniques.

Wilkinson & Rivera
Is an emerging design studio based in East London, specializing in handcrafted contemporary wooden furniture. The couple, Grant Wilkinson and Teresa Rivera, met while studying art together in London. They have developed an idiosyncratic collection of pieces that reinvent classic furniture shapes. Her designs show a passion for classic woodworking and craftsmanship while expressing an irreverent sense of joy.

Faye Toogood
Is a British artist working across a wide range of disciplines, from sculpture to furniture to fashion. Her works have been acquired for the permanent collections of institutions worldwide.

ash death
Ash blight (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) is a fungus that originated in Asia and will kill around 80% of ash trees in the UK. At a cost in the billions, the impact will be staggering. It will change the landscape forever and threaten many species that rely on ash. It does not do much harm to its native hosts, the Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) and the Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) in its native range. However, its introduction to Europe some 30 years ago has devastated the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) as our native ash species did not evolve with the fungus and therefore have no natural defenses against it. In the UK, the ash dieback has had the greatest impact in south-east England. (SOURCE: The Woodland Trust)

SCP Company Profile
SCP is a manufacturer and retailer of modern design products. The company was founded in 1985 by Sheridan Coakley, an entrepreneur who has gained a reputation in the UK as a pioneer and champion of modern design. Three decades later, SCP remains true to its founding idea of ​​making and selling design products that are beautiful, functional and durable.

Since the early days of creative entrepreneurship, SCP has continuously innovated, opening a Contracts department in 1995, developing an award-winning design shop on Curtain Road in the late 1990s, integrating a specialty upholstery factory into the business in 2003 and developing a full range of lighting, accessories and textiles in 2009.

Each year, SCP develops new designs and exhibits them internationally, while hosting a major exhibition at the Curtain Road Store during LDF in September.

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