Isabelle Moore is an award-winning furniture designer-maker with an abiding passion for chair design. Her Edinburgh-based studio practice incorporates woven fibre techniques and timber construction to produce functional, minimal furniture pieces. Over the decades her work has been strongly influenced by skill-sharing during residency programmes and teaching positions, held both at home and further afield. This exposure to diverse making cultures has resulted in reciprocal exchange with varied practitioners across craft and design disciplines, with a distillation of these newly acquired approaches and techniques underpinning ongoing projects. Her work is represented in public and private collections and has been exhibited widely, including V&A Dundee and Collect.

This forthcoming residency period at Cove Park will focus on exploring hand-drawn geometry and number, with their relationship to weave structure and woven pattern. She plans to experiment with ways of integrating woven structures and timber into load bearing, three-dimensional form. The outcome of this gift of time will contribute to the refinement of these elements within current sculptural explorations and future furniture pieces.

Generously supported by the Turtleton Charitable Trust, the Maker/Designer Residency is a new fully funded residency for a Scotland-based maker or designer aged 50 or above.

Image: Isabelle Moore, Elliptical Woven Chair, Jake Curtis, art direction by Hana Al Sayed).