As an antique dealer, Matthew Cox has learnt what makes a piece of furniture stand the test of time – now he is designing furniture he distils this knowledge into every piece he makes. The two large tables, kitchen island and console tables in Harding and Read's scheme for the House & Garden VIP Legacy Lounge at Decorex have all been handmade and finished in Matthew Cox’s workshop, using responsibly sourced timber. The Legacy table in the centre of the room has made from offcuts of six different species of timber and ebonised to give a beautiful overall finish. All water used for the finishing is harvested rainwater and the designs, inspired by historic pieces, have been created thoughtfully to minimise waste. By sharing his enthusiasm for the furniture he makes with a keen new generation, Cox hopes that the company’s sustainable methods and sound values thrive into the future.