Bespoke Guild Mark Holder

The Moon Cabinet

Name of Designer:

Rupert Senior
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Makers’ Name

Rupert Senior


The Moon Cabinet is the result of more than 1500 hours of precision design and meticulous craftsmanship, and explores the blurred boundary between Art and Science, drawing inspiration from orreries, the moon and beyond.


Made from a very rare giant piece of burr ash, chosen because of its uncanny resemblance to the moon’s surface, the cabinet surface is interspersed with craters and sub-craters, hand-gilded in 24 carat, ‘moon gold’, yellow gold, and palladium gold leaf.


Rupert Senior is one of the UK’s foremost bespoke furniture designers and makers. He is passionate about what he does, working together with his enthusiastic clients to produce contemporary pieces of understated style and beauty.


Rupert’s goal is to create unique furniture with a simplicity and honesty of form and proportion using outstanding British craftsmanship and superb materials.  He finds the design process a particularly exciting moment, often exploring opportunities for innovation in response to the way people live today

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