Todd Merrill Studio is pleased to represent renowned UK based artist and craftsman, Marc Fish. Fish’s use of the best timbers and veneers, his understanding of metal fabrication and his attention to detail set him apart from the standard cabinetmaker. Commissions are undertaken in various styles and construction techniques to producing the finest heirloom quality furniture and accessories.
His sublimely unique works possess a timelessness that could fit seamlessly into the most contemporary of settings or the most traditional. These one-of-a-kind pieces are created through an incredible mastery of the most refined practices in micro stack-lamination today and have attracted the attention of designers, architects and collectors worldwide. His unusual and unique process, which implements only dry, cold-carving techniques, is unparalleled in the world of independent studio woodworkers. While the curvilinear forms of Fish’s works harken back to Art Nouveau his process pushes the limits of 21st Century furniture design.
Fish began making furniture fifteen years ago in his studio. After studying with some of the best fine furniture makers in the UK he receiving two distinctions from City & Guilds in Furniture Making and Computer Aided Design. His flair and natural ability set him apart as a designer/maker to look out for in the future. Being recognized as a new talent, Fish was awarded four prestigious Guild Marks by The Worshipful Company of Furniture. He was also the recipient of the 2011 Claxton Stevens prize, the highest honor bestowed by The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.
As Fish only creates a few, select designs per year, his work is highly sought after. His passion is for one-off pieces; drawing on exquisite craftsmanship and a good designethos. Fish takes his inspiration from natural forms, often exploring the Victorian obsession with natural history as with his celebrated Nautilus Table (2011), Mollusk Table (2013), and the Laminaria Series (2015).
While sculpture and architecture provide stimulation for his inimitable outlook, it is the design process itself that has inspired and propelled the success of Fish’s latest body of works, the One Piece Series. Invention rather than inspiration is the genesis of the One Piece Series wherein; Fish explores the positive and negative space that a single piece of wood can occupy, limiting his unusual and complex process.