Matthew was inspired by a Japanese technique called Kintsukuroi, which is the name given to a process of mending broken ceramics with gold. Matthew used this as the basis of his concept and it became the strength of the collection. The metal inlays become the ‘joining’ mechanism of the two contrasting materials – timber and concrete. Wherever they meet they are joined by the metal detail. It changes and is stylised from the initial cracking reference, it’s not intended as a literal reference, very much a modern interpretation.