• Scottish Burr Lime bench, contemporary furniture, black, hand carved, hand made, made in Scotland, Burr Elm base

    Hownam Studio

    contemporary sculptural furniture & art
  • Contemporary, sculpture, burr elm, vessel, dark wood, natural edge, live edge, Scottish wood, hand carved, turned, made in Scotland

    Hownam Studio

    contemporary sculptural furniture & art
  • Contemporary furniture, japanese bathing stool, hand made, Scottish walnut, gilded gold makers mark, made in Scotland

    Hownam Studio

    contemporary sculptural furniture & art

Hownam Studio creates contemporary sculptural furniture and art in Scotland from some of the worlds rarest materials. The heritage of our collection extends back over millennia, our walnut and ancient yew resource are some of the last remaining, and historically significant.

Completed with detail, precision and passion. The beauty of each work lies not in uniformity but in the history of each piece of wood, its individual story and its inherent perfect imperfection.

Our Work

Scottish Burr Lime bench, contemporary furniture, black, hand carved, hand made, made in Scotland, Burr Elm base

Gokstad Bench No.1 & 2

Scottish Burr walnut table, live edge, gilded gold makers mark, blackened burr Elm legs, hand made, made in Scotland, Scottish

Woden Law Table

Contemporary, sculpture, burr elm, vessel, dark wood, natural edge, live edge, Scottish wood, hand carved, turned, made in Scotland

Black Back

Scottish Burr Elm bench, contemporary furniture, black, hand made, carved surface, made in Scotland

Towie Sphere bench No.1

HOWNAM STUDIO BLOG & SOCIAL
  • BLOG #1

    INTRODUCTION
  • BLOG #2

    Japanese ideology & descriptive terms
  • BLOG #3

    Mathematically Magic Numbers – 2:1 8:5 3:2 4:3, 5:4
  • BLOG #4

    Kawaakari
  • BLOG #5

    ETHICAL MATERIALS
  • BLOG #6

    PROVENANCE
  • BLOG #7

    SCULPTURE
  • Scottish Burr Elm bench, hand carved surface

    BLOG #8

    Lines of Desire
    Upcoming shows & exhibitions

    Hownam Studio: Black Collection

    29 APRIL - 4 MAY
    D-Contemporary Gallery

    Monday – Saturday | 11am – 5pm
    23 Grafton Street, Mayfair
    London, W1S 4EY

    The inaugural works from Hownam Studio comprise the Black Collection, a study in a northern European aesthetic. The collection primarily explores black from dark blue to silver, to purple hues and the midnight black of rain-washed trees and stones. 
     
    At first glance, the sculptural forms appear to be made up of solid colour. If you look closely, it becomes clear that the blacks are composed of many shades. The depth and pattern is given greater expression and natural complexity from the inherent character within the wood. Formed over hundreds of years, the myriad effects that time has placed within it creates huge variation in every inch, taking you further to access the infinite.
     
    Colour, pattern and shadow change during the day. At distance the form is accentuated by hand worked surfaces that captivate and explore the interface with light. As you approach waves of subtle hues and shades appear across the surfaces, edges and facets, creating depth, leading the mind to contemplate. The collection nurtures the highest aspirations within functional form, to transcend the mundane and to provide a focus for meditative thought.