DESIGN FERDINAND ROCKER
Angus McDonald and John Madden
Moo Design is a creative collaboration between artist Angus McDonald and furniture maker John Madden. It is a partnership which aspires to produce beautifully finished, high quality furniture and objects of visual and functional integrity.
McDonald and Madden conceived Moo furniture originally as an aesthetically gestural homage to the bull, whose low centre of gravity and overall proportions McDonald finds compelling as an artist. The artist and the furniture maker worked together to replicate the form and design of the bull in their first piece, the ‘Moo Arm-Chair’. The Moo range has now expanded to include more bull inspired pieces of furniture and other objects, including the "Ferdinand" rocker which is part of WORKSHOPPED 08.
Moo Design are creating contemporary furniture and objects grounded in classical elements of design and traditional methods of handmade construction. The objective with every new piece is that it be supremely functional and sculpturally elegant with a strong emphasis on finish and longevity, and the use of sturdy and environmentally sustainable natural materials.