Oak Salad Servers
Our Salad Servers are made in English oak from sustainably managed local estates. The wood is sealed using a Japanese flame-finishing technique called shou-sugi-ban, giving the simple forms a deep black color and enhancing the grain patterns.
The servers were inspired by a walk on the coast path in the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, where the angular black rocks jut out into the Atlantic Ocean. They are finished with food grade beeswax and linseed oil.
About the Artist
Tom Allen is a British photographer and multidisciplinary artist. After 20 years working as a photographer in London and NY in the fashion, luxury and editorial sectors, he returned to his native Cornwall where the natural landscape has always rooted him. Surrounded by rugged coast, steep cliffs, valleys, wild moors, and the countryside – these inspirations are intrinsic to his work.
His studio, Wren Projects, creates a broad range of work including prints, sculpture, and decorative objects which are beautifully crafted and timeless. Using natural materials, and in some cases nature itself, they perfectly marry form and function.