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Furniture design

Chris Yonge trained in furniture design and craftsmanship in Scotland in the 1980s, gaining a BA as well as a post graduate diploma. After starting his own business, Chris Yonge Workshops, in 1984 he was placed on the Scottish Development Agency's List of Craftsmen. This page shows some of his past (hand made) and current (machine made) designs.

The workshops specialized in innovative designs for modular storage and display, made in both fine hardwoods as well as industrial plywoods and laminates. Examples are still in use decades later.

StudioCruz also undertakes larger design items such as these gates and fence post caps for a local house. The gates were built by Vector Metalsmiths in Santa Cruz; the post caps were designed in Rhinoceros and 3D printed in-house.

This handout gives the inspiration for the fence post cap designs.

Sometimes commercial products can be improved with thought and custom amendments. This IKEA table design appears to allow a central slot to be used for power cables, but in fact the narrow slot does not permit a plug or connector to pass through. StudioCruz altered the end frame with two custom pieces to allow this to happen.

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