Out of the Valley’s furniture is inspired by the natural world, using organic materials and sustainable processes, exploring themes and forms from nature. “Being based on Dartmoor, immersed in the wilds, I’m provided with an infinite source of inspiration. My furniture designs act as a visual reminder and reflection of our environment, aiming to bring elements of that essential beauty into our interiors and everyday surroundings. I hope that my work helps to form a greater connection and sensitivity to our natural world”. Rupert Mckelvie
Sediment table / Mint edition
Inspired by aerial photographs of the earth’s rivers and lakes from space, the Sediment tables explore ideas of patination and deposit lines left by flowing liquids. Each Sediment table is individually hand crafted, the tabletop is made through a complex process, which had taken many weeks to perfect. The process uses bronze, oils and our weather; involving the natural chemical reaction that takes place through oxidization. Each tabletop composition is entirely unique, the process creating a different effect each time. Encased in glass, the composition underneath continues to evolve, slowly becoming more intricate and detailed with each year as the piece responds to the atmosphere. The Sediment table is, in effect, a living piece; the process continues, the patina deepens and the composition becomes richer as further subtlety in the tones emerge.
Materials: walnut, glass, bronze, oils
Size: 51 x 51 x 52 cm (L x W x H)
Sediment table / Ash edition
Materials: Ash, glass, bronze
Size: 45 x 45 x 62 cm (L x W x H)
Each compartment represents a month of the year, these can be used to document seasonal change with found objects.
Materials: Ash,cork, brass & kilkenny limestone
Size: 33 x 10 x 44 cm (L x W x H)
The leaf cabinet is about seasonal change, made in sweet chestnut cut in autumn and veneered with leaves picked from the same tree.
Materials: Sweet chestnut leaves, sweet chestnut wood, brass
Size: 79 x 44 x 168 cm (L x W x H)
Leaves collected in autumn have been used to form the structure of the light. When the light is switched on the silhouette of the leaf structure becomes more prominent.
Materials: Glass,bronze, jesmonite, leaves, LED
Size: 29 x 29 x 190 cm (L x W x H)