Nick Hannan's professional background is in the music and recording business.
His first woodworkings were fashioning furniture for Blah Street Studios‚ which he managed between 1993 and 2002. Using ancient oak ships beams and reclaimed pitch pine to create freeform studio racks‚ large hanging acoustic absorption surfaces and flooring‚ imbued the studio environment with a warm comfortable atmosphere. Blah street’s reputation as an inspiring and creative haven attracted a varied array of artists ranging from the scorching Latin jazz of Snowboys Latin Section‚ to the king and queen of pop‚ Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue‚ and the legendary sonic dub heaven of Spacemonkeyz vs Gorillaz.
Nicks inspiration comes from the landscape, he says “Between my home in Sidmouth and my workshop I pass countless oaks lining the rolling fields of Devon and I’m always struck by the beauty and grandeur of our iconic national tree. Working with oak as a raw material is equally stunning. I like to work with the form of the wood respecting and retaining its character and taking advantage of its beauty‚ its remarkable strength and durability‚ its nature‚ which reveals itself as the piece develops”.