Peter Rolfe’s Sculpted Wood Human Form Cabinets

Peter Rolfe wood sculpted human shaped dressers

The majority of Peter Rolfe’s sculpted wood pieces are lovely hand crafted pieces in traditional forms such as console tables, chairs and jewelry boxes. Now he can include these Peter Rolfe Human Cabinets, unusual sculpted wood human form dressers, among his most interesting cabinetry.

Peter Rolfe Human Cabinets

Peter Rolfe Human Cabinets

But his latest sculptural pieces are in the form of female and male human bodies and are so interesting, I had to share them with you. Crafted of birch ply, the Peter Rolfe’s sculpted wood male and female shaped torsos include functional drawers. Take a look.

Era I:
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sculpted human form furniture

sculpted human form furniture

wood furniture peter rolfe

Gen II:

Peter Rolfe Human Cabinets

Era III:
wooden human body furniture

unique cabinetry

Peter Rolfe Human Cabinets

Peter also collaborates with woodworker Carl Handy, together they opened a workshop in the latter half of 2005 called, not surprisingly, Rolfe and Handy. (site is no longer active)

Peter Rolfe in his studio

About Peter

(in his own words):

“I grew up in the East Midlands and from a young age felt most at home in the Peter Rolfe school workshops. After gaining two A-levels in Art and Design I moved to High Wycombe to attend Buckinghamshire University. High Wycombe has a long history of furniture production and its university has a well established fine furniture course.

After completing my HND in Design and Technology I began work at Stewart Lindford Furniture as an apprentice. I spent five years learning all i could from the experienced makers I worked alongside, using only solid hardwood and specializing in burrs, I learned many traditional construction methods and improved my hand skills. During my time with Steward Linford I received a Guild Mark for craftsmanship, awarded specifically for the Catherine of Aragon Desk, a limited edition piece sold through Harrods.

For the past seven years I have been working for Stuart Groves Furniture learning more up to date techniques, how to manipulate timber and discovering how modern manmade materials play an increasingly large part in today’s furniture production.

The varied range of experience I have gained over the past fourteen years has enabled me to design and make an array of furniture, from simple elegant jewellery boxes to more advanced sculptural pieces. My current work is heavily influenced by nature, using shapes that we all recognize but would not be traditionally thought of as furniture forms.”

peter rolfe sculptural furniture

Sadly, I cannot find a website or way to contact Peter Rolfe anymore since his site at no longer appears to be active.