AM05 - Walnut, Burr Walnut, Leather, Desktop Lino & Copper by Mark Lane.
AM05 Desk has been constructed using FSC sourced american black walnut. The desktop is combination of walnut, Forbo Nero desktop linoleum manufactured from renewable, natural raw materials. Basic ingredients include linseed oil, rosin, wood flour & natural pigments, making it biologically degradable & doesn’t harm the environment at any stage of its life.
A compartment in the desktop is accessed by an inset Burr walnut veneered lid with an inset black leather belt pull fixed in place with copper nails. The interior of the compartment has been quarter sawn walnut veneered with a leather base. The exterior of the compartment has 25 to 35 individually sculpted & faceted walnut sections, making each desk unique. Each desk is branded discreetly at the back with the Spokeshaved logo & numbered.
The desk is completed with a fixed walnut framed black leather satchel with the same copper nail detailing.
AM05 stands for Annie Mae, my lovely little girl.
The AM05 is truly an object that I desire...
I wanted to create a desk that was simple in its design, with few component parts, that lent itself to batch production but allowed each desk to be a unique piece.
Finish: The AM05 desk comes in a pre-oiled Eco friendly Linseed based oil finish. This oil finish is applied by hand and enhances the open grained appearance of the wood giving it a slightly darker matt finish than lacquer. Oiled wood will retain a matt appearance over time.
Care: Solid woods, may expand and shrink with differences in temperature and humidity. Take care not place your desk next to radiators or anywhere subject to any excessive changes in temperature or moisture content.
Cleaning: To clean the wood finish, wipe with a damp cloth and buff with a dry cloth. When required treat with an oil finish to bring back the lustre. Avoid the use of scourers or bleaches. Silicone based polishes should not be used on the wood as they will build up and leave a sticky residue on the surface. In the event of severe spillages and stains the surface can be re-sanded and re-oiled to bring back as new.