The Earnest Pendant design features a solid Tasmanian oak timber plank twisting over itself at 180 degrees.
The apparent method to achieve such a sculptural element would be layering or laminating thin strips of veneers, creating a traditional oak ply, however a more progressive approach was applied which explored the limits of the material.
The bending process involved steaming the plank and increasingly twisting the timber over time. The timber now remains against its natural state, accentuating the material’s capabilities. The light embodies one delicate gesture that is simple yet exciting.
The solid oak pendant light challenges our understanding and expectations of the material. In one soft and elegant movement, the light engages the users of the space and creates a marriage of movement and rituals.
Nathan Day Design for OATH.
Nathan trained in furniture making at the Edward Barnsley Workshop in England and was apprentice to a renowned West Australian craftsman.
“My approach to furniture design is very much about longevity” If a piece of furniture is thoughtfully designed, beautifully crafted and appropriately finished, it will be used and loved for generations.”
Nathan started his workshop in his parents garage in Yallingup in 2010 and has now grown to a small team of young master craftsmen, dedicated to designing and producing exceptional, contemporary furniture for the Australian residential and commercial markets.