Colin Bate's wonderful steam bent, wovern designs were part of the annual Chippendale graduate show in Edinburgh last week, with his loopy desk and a matching chair being the focus pieces of his display.
"The Loopy Desk. Steam bent Olive Ash loops with Oak spacers and breadboard ends. Testing the limits of steam bending, so much has been learned from this project which started as a small sketch and optimism. It was interesting to see how the table progressed and what was possible. One obviouse crux was keeping a flat table top after putting 6 loops in it, this had to be considered when creating the leg design which supports and maintains the level of the top." Colin Bate