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Contemporary Keepsake Box in Elm and Fumed Oak 'Family Tree' by Edward Johnson

$11,417.43per item


The contemporary 'Family Tree' keepsake box by Edward Johnson forms part of his Murano Collection. The pieces in this collection all utilise Edward Johnson’s unique ‘Murano’ veneers that have been developed and produced in his workshop. The concept behind the Family Tree keepsake box is to subtly represent the generations of your family. This piece is a contemporary twist on a traditional family tree, designed to evoke a slice through a tree trunk. Handmade from hundreds of thin strips of timber, the curved pattern represents the annual growth rings of a tree, with darker woods symbolising each family members’ year of birth. The radial pattern is formed by cutting, bending and meticulously configuring hundreds of strips of timber, giving careful consideration to tone and contrast. The textured end of the box takes its inspiration from traditional Hakone marquetry and Tunbridge ware and is created from a miniaturised pattern of end grain. The box pivots from one corner allowing the lid to swivel open to allow access to a shallow upper tray, which also opens to reveal a deeper second tray. The Family Tree keepsake box is made to order and is a limited-edition of 10. The keepsake box is shown here in elm and fumed oak. The box can be made in a range of different timbers, for example, oak, walnut, ash and olive ash. Please get in contact to discuss your options. Edward Johnson’s unique circular maker’s mark is inlaid into each box. Dated and hallmarked by The Goldsmiths’ Company assay office (UK); this solid silver maker’s mark adds an elegant finishing touch. Perhaps made more poignant, as it is finely etched with Edward’s fingerprint, a legacy to the craftsman’s touch. Dimensions: 38cm (W) x 15cm (H) x 23.5cm (D).

Customization Options

All our made to order furniture is designed and handcrafted in Sussex in the UK and therefore variations are available e.g. alternative timber combinations, small design tweaks and small dimension changes. The Family Tree box can be made, for example, in oak, walnut, ash and olive ash, alongside many other timber combinations. Please contact us to discuss your options and requirements.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Width: 14.97 in. (38 cm)Depth: 9.26 in. (23.5 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
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  • Seller Location
    Bosham, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref: 18181stDibs: LU5496221486662

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About the Maker

Edward Johnson Studio

Edward Johnson designs and makes exclusive, limited-edition and bespoke luxury furniture. He creates contemporary products with a unique signature style for those who enjoy and appreciate accomplished design and excellent craftsmanship, and who are looking for something truly individual. Edward Johnson’s furniture is made using the finest sustainably sourced materials. Using traditional techniques, whilst always striving towards new and innovative methods of working, he pushes the boundaries of his design to the limit to produce high quality furniture. Edward describes his work as ‘being led by a core desire to challenge and innovate’. His designs are often conceptually based, but with form and function always at the fore. He perceives both beauty and usefulness in equal parts when designing and developing his ideas into thought-provoking, fluid and tactile forms. One of his principal aims is to challenge our understanding of what is possible, which he achieves through his creative aptitude and ability to engineer in wood. Edward Johnson established his business in 2009 after gaining invaluable experience working in the furniture design and manufacturing industry. He graduated in 2007 from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University with a first-class honours degree. He has since gone on to develop a deep understanding for his craft and now produces award-winning, museum quality furniture for private and commercial clients.
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