It’s a monumental piece of furniture standing five feet tall that you’ll need a good memory to master.
Because within the cavernous interior of “The Shape Shifter Cabinet” are no fewer than twenty-two compartments.
Not only that but creator Eion Gibbs, from the Scottish Highlands, has made most compartments a different size.
Overall, it comprises three horizontal sections, which are interchangeable.
This makes his cupboard extremely flexible for changing storage needs.
But to add further complexity, rather than opening handles, each compartment opens with a magnet.
It’s a wonderfully quirky design touch.
Eion was the first student on our one-month intermediate course last year, and came to us while he recuperated from pneumonia.
He contracted the illness while working as a cameraman in Tanzania.
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Eion loved the month-long course so much that he immediately enrolled on our professional course.
His wonderful cabinet is the ultimate in statement pieces, and has been crafted from oak, sycamore, ash, spalted beech and elm.
The front of the Shape Shifter is decorated in a harlequin triangle pattern fashioned from ash and oak.
It also has secret compartments and a gilded chess set that folds into a drawer.
The Shape Shifter is a hugely complex and brilliantly-executed piece that took enormous creativity to visualise and very real skill to accomplish.
However, with all those compartments, you’ll have to carefully remember where you’ve put stuff!
Eion has proved himself to be an extremely gifted woodworker.
We’re therefore delighted that he’s staying on with us in incubation space to set up his business, Belladrum Woodworking.
Picture: Eion and the faithful Malek