Hugh Miller specialises in studio furniture in wood. Trained as an architect, he sees his work as small pieces of architecture in which the concept is embedded in the intricacy of the detail. His work is made from British elm, Japanese bamboo and brass; these materials illuminate the duality of cultural influences that underpin his practice.
His breakthrough collection, ‘The Coffee Ceremony’, uses the everyday ceremonies of life in Japan as the inspiration for one of his own, based on his ritualistic attitude to coffee. Within this context, the process of crafting the work and the process of making coffee emerge as the same: both are ceremonies of making.