Bespoke Guild Mark Holder

Guilloché Bedside Tables

Name of Designer:

Fernanda Nuñez
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Makers’ Name

Fernanda Nuñez


The tables represent Fernanda’s first self-designed project – an endeavour that took six months to complete and over 100 hours of extremely detailed carving and sanding work.

The design draws inspiration from a once much used but now almost forgotten decorative technique for engraving metals, the Guilloché, which creates an illusion of movement on the tables. The effect of the Guilloché pattern is enhanced by the pale beauty of the maple, evoking the rising sun. It is framed by the dark silhouetted shape of the bamboo scaffolding, conceived to create contrast through its black stained legs and rails.

The tables were designed with functionality in mind, with the depth of each drawer serving different purposes. Each bedside table has a deep, general purpose dovetailed draw, and a secret, shallow drawer for smaller and valuable objects like wallets, phones, jewellery, diaries, letters.


Fernanda loves to design, and to make furniture and wooden objects that are different and unique, just like we are. Her furniture focuses on traditional craftsmanship often combining modern methods for striking visual effects. Each piece has a story to tell, a life of its own, and is made to accompany generations.