"Karesansui is a project that investigates the tradition of the Japanese rock garden, taking visual inspiration to inform an explorative process which combines both handmade and CNC manufacture. Directly translated as ‘dry landscape garden’, the discipline of karesansui imitates the essence of nature, promoting calmness and evoking a sense of contemplation. The furniture in this series attempts to recreate the tranquillity of these gardens by incorporating routed waveform designs through use of the CNC router. The resulting aesthetics complement the functionality of the piece producing areas which provide a focus for personal objects to be placed." Jesse CracknellJesse Cracknell has just graduated from Manchester School of Art in product design.