neil cummings

making

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16 Feb 2021

I'm slowly learning to live with less and experimenting with how to consume fewer resources. As part of these processes I'm making some of the things I might need or want. I recently made a bench.


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14 May 2019

So, I'm slowly learning to live with less, and experimenting with how to consume fewer resources. As part of these processes I'm making some of the things I might need or want, not in any dogmatic 'alt-right preppers' kind of way - I'm not about to be refining ore and forging weapons.…


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03 Nov 2019

First prototype of a possible chair. It's inspired by Enzo Mari's ideas of being able to make domestic necessities, using stock timber, simple hand tools and everyday skills. There's an echo of Utility furniture from…


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16 Apr 2017

I wanted to make a table. To see if I could make a table, using standard dimensioned wood bought from a local supplier, simple hand tools and my amateur carpentry skills.


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16 Nov 2016
Communities don’t just happen, they’re made.

I contributed to What Happens to Us a project curated by…


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25 Sep 2016

Vase, coiled, handbuilt and biscuit fired, London, c 1985

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16 Aug 2016

This summer, inspired by Enzo Mari autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974, I repurposed an old, broken barn-door I found, and guided by his plans and cutting log made a table for the garden.


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Jig

08 Jul 2016

Coordinated by Ezio Manzini and Nick Bell, Culture of Resilience (CoR) was a cultural experiment that could be encapsulated by the following: take the community of academics of a large and prestigious university of art and design.…


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29 Sep 2015

For my table, I made a lamp

Using hand tools and inspired by Enzo Mari's autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974, I went to a local DIY shop and bought some 20mm square pine batten. Then I bought a big bold low-energy…


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20 Dec 2009

 

This was a 'Happy New Year' card I made in December 2009. I think its a quote from Henry David Thoreau's Walden

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