Todd Merrill Studio is pleased to present the work of designer Gareth Neal. Inspired by pieces spanning the history of furniture, Neal combines modern technology and traditional woodworking techniques to create unique contemporary interpretations of historic designs. Featured in public and private collections around the world, Neal has literally and figuratively shaped a new era of design, one defined by its material inventiveness and references to the past.
Currently, Neal is collaborating with Zaha Hadid on a line of innovative sculptures inspired by ancient vessels. Neal’s 5-Drawer George was part of the critically-acclaimed exhibition, “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design,” hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington. His George III Chest resides in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2016, Big George was exhibited at the distinguished Winter Antiques Show in New York, NY.
In 1996, Neal graduated from Buckinghamshire College in High Wycombe, England with a BA in Furniture Design and Craftsmanship. In 2002, he established his design practice in London’s East End, specializing in one-of-a-kind pieces for private and commercial clients.
Custom designs may be commissioned.