Edge of reason

Work by Erik Hoedemakers

Edge of reason

Everything meets at the edge. Nothing is edgeless. Because nothing is infinite. Sometimes an edge is narrow and smooth, like around a coin. Sometimes jagged, like a rockface. Wherever there is a surface, eventually some place there will be an edge.  An edge we can get to and explore.


Where edges are true, they are almost always sharp. Cutting crisply through space. Defining dimensions. But beware. No matter how much we might exalt and praise truth, sharp truths are seldom comfortable in a domestic situation.   


In designing and making furniture, a cabinetmaker is keenly aware of the edges. Keeping them crisp while the design unfolds and the piece comes together. And during the finishing stages, those sharp edges are preserved for your perception but softened for your touch.

A maker senses that an edge is a fraction too sharp and adjusts it intuitively. With good reason, as they are sharing comfort and consolation with the world.


Just one of the clues that reveals that an object has sprung from a person’s imagination and then is formed by their hands.


They give their edges thought, they do not just happen by chance, these are edges created with a reason.

Edge of reason

Cabinets of Curiosity

We are curious makers of things, things we dream up ourselves. Remarkable, useful, beautiful and original things. Sometimes they are made entirely by hand, sometimes partly by machine, in the future perhaps by robots. May be not robots. Always with an eye for detail and with an element of fun.

If you care to follow this blog and join our journey, we’ll share our successes and (occasional) failures with you and hopefully you’ll become a frequent visitor. Suppose that depends on us keeping you entertained. So let’s get on with the words and pictures.

Work in progress


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