Parity Pedestal Set of Drawers by Gareth Batowski

While the immediacy, price, and convenience of flat-pack, particle board furniture sometimes has its appeal, nothing beats hand built, wooden furniture that shows solid craftsmanship and attention to detail. The Parity pedestal set of drawers by UK-based Gareth Batowski fits the latter with its innovative, open structure design and beautiful color palette.


Using traditional tools and materials like local fallen timbers from around Manchester, Batowski built the open structure and drawer runners from Oak and the top and shelf are made from English Oak that’s been ebonised and quarter-sawn to achieve that deep rich look.


The drawers are made from English Oak, Deodar, and boards painted in four colors.



The drawer handles appear to be made from wood and resin and add an unexpected touch to the piece.


Parity will be displayed at Tent London during London Design Festival.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.