A friend of mine has been telling me for a while that he had shown his parents my website and that they love my work and wanted me to make them something.
Well they eventually contacted me and commissioned me to make a table for them.
They bought a lamp from an artist named Brian Giambastiani, which looks like a Jellyfish. The head, which illuminates, is made of blown glass, and the tentacles are copper wire. It is about 40” tall.
So my challenge was to build a table that would compliment the lamp. Now keep in mind, my client’s home is very eclectic in style, with lots of different colors, curves, shapes, and textures. She loves things that are other than ordinary, and practically every piece of furniture in the house is an individual art piece.
So this is the design I came up with, and she loved it…
I plan to use blue aniline die on the figured maple top to make the grain “pop” like an electric guitar. It will finish something like this: (random guitar photo from the internet)
This is what it will look like in my client’s home with a simulated Jellyfish lamp sitting on it. It is going to sit in a little alcove by the front entranceway…
Feel free to post comments. I will blog the whole building process.
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