Inlaid Revolving Bookcase in English Walnut. The beautiful veneers and solid lippings, sawn from my own stock, are carefully chosen to enhance the design. Intended to be placed within a room, perhaps by a comfy chair, its sandwich construction allows the books to be placed more or less equally around the piece. The dimensions are carefully worked out not only to take most types of book, but also so that the scalloped and curved faces and edges of the bookcase harmonise with the circular base. The inlay and reeding are used to emphasise this as well as to add texture and interest.
Hugo Egleston has been designing and making commissioned pieces of furniture since 1977. He trained at the London College of Furniture and then worked at Sandy Mackilligin’s workshop in Surrey till 1980. Tailored to his client’s requirements and tastes, his pieces, although contemporary, are intended to have intrinsic and timeless appeal. Therefore classic English 18th century and Arts and Crafts furniture influence the designs. Superb craftsmanship and the finest and most beautiful materials are essential to his pieces.