|Project by Darrell Peart||posted 06-09-2009 04:04 PM||3438 views||12 times favorited||16 comments|
This piece is a sentimental favorite of mine. It was the first design where I felt everything had “clicked”.
Back in the year following 9/11 my orders had dropped off to ZERO and added to that – I was feeling increasingly frustrated with how my designs were going – no real spark or life.
While standing in line at the grocery store one day – and thinking about the design I had on my computer screen (what would become the Aurora Table Desk) – I found myself staring out at the overhead windows to the Aurora Bridge ( Freemont district – Seattle). The arches in the bridge structure caught my attention and I knew what was missing from my design. I raced home and went to work re-drawing the table desk. I arched the rail beneath the drawers and made the drawers conform to the arch.
Prior to this I had been somewhat religious about following the rules of design. This new twist was not something that the rules had taught me – but I was on fire with this new design. I decided the rules were not getting me where I wanted to be – I should rely more on my intuition. I wrote about this on my website in a little stylized essay I called “Regulae Stultis Sunt” – or in English “Rules are for Fools”.
My Aurora Pedestal Desk is the “grown up “ version of this desk.
Sorry – this is the only photo I have to show of this piece.
-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop