Meet the Makers: Nicholas Shurey

In partnership with Toast, we meet a Copenhagen-based woodworker carving functional objects into tactile sculptures.

Nicholas Shurey believes furniture should fulfill more than just its function: it should be sculptural in its own right. The British-born, Denmark-based designer has a background in interior architecture—including stints at Space Copenhagen and Studio Toogood—but has now given himself over to making hand-carved wooden pieces that sit “somewhere between furniture, object and sculpture.” Only a year after taking up woodwork, his often-playful, multifunctional creations have earned him a place in Toast’s inaugural class of New Makers—a mentorship program for designers working in contemporary crafts.

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