21 July 2024, 22:38
By Furniture News Aug 11, 2016

In Design: FOYA, Sarah Christensen

Sarah Christensen is a designer who has emerged from the contemporary art scene. Combining this background with an enthusiasm for making things from interesting materials has resulted in Sarah moving into the realm of furniture design.

Sarah has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University of the Creative Arts in Canterbury, and a diploma in Furniture Design and Making from Robinson House Studio with Marc Fish. She exhibited at the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design in Cheltenham in 2015.

“Furniture isn’t always as it seems from the outside – it is there to be used and discovered,” says Sarah. “FOYA hints on the outside as to what is on the inside. When the drawers are opened, a burst of yellow is revealed and the stripes of yellow acrylic and fumed oak around the edges provides an interesting detail.

“The use of a push-to-open mechanism for the drawers allows the front to be kept flat, free from handles, whilst the ‘V’ shape in the leg provides additional storage for books and magazines.

“I took the concept of a designer jacket that has a flamboyant lining and applied it to the cabinet. From the outside you get a hint of the lining around the cuff and collar, but the true extravagance is hidden and reserved for its owner.”

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