cambridge contemporary crafts

Cubed Design

Cambridge Contemporary CraftsComment

We are always thinking of new ways to make our customers' experience as happy as possible and we love hearing from people letting us know that they have enjoyed their visit! 

We were recently thinking how handy it is when we go shopping to find a little spot to sit and have a break, and so we decided to create a little space in the gallery for people to do just that! You will find our snug downstairs at Cambridge Contemporary Crafts and it has been lovely to see lots of you taking the chance to relax.

James working on a 'Quatro' with six drawers and two doors finished in a charcoal stain mixed from Farrow and Ball colors. 

In our snug, we are very pleased to have a Cubed Trio cabinet made by Steve and James Linford. The cabinets are handmade to order in their Cambridge workshop from solid wood (usually beech), they select strips of wood, known as staves, then bond the strips together to form an incredibly strong construction material.

The concept for Cubed began when Steve was looking for a cabinet to store vinyl records, and couldn't find anything that was strong enough to last, and also good-looking enough to be a piece of furniture. He'd used this wood before to build some bookshelves for a Cambridge Academic and was impressed with its strength and stability, which is sometimes hard to find in timber. Steve says "The 'Cubed' design adds to its inherent strength, similar to the way a box girder works. As I worked on the drawings I realised that there was great scope to add doors, drawers etc, and that they could even be hand-finished with decorative designs."

Here are some designs we are coveting! 

Bedside Mono

Cubed Trio in American Walnut

Trio on Castors

Quatro