|Project by Benji Reyes||posted 12-21-2009 05:33 PM||9244 views||32 times favorited||32 comments|
Tumba tumba (rocker) 2008- 50/26 ( 50 years of age/ 26 years of romancing w/ wood) retrospect exhibit.
I did my first rocker in’ 96 (seen in one of the photos). I was having lunch with my brother after a white water rafting trip down the great gorge when I drew the first lines on a piece of napkin. I was inspired by the whole adventure experience that all it took was just 5 lines to represent the side elevation of the rocker. I hurriedly went back to Manila to work on it and other new designs.
The rocker was a success and after 87 units produced, I revisited the design in 2008, 12 years after its conception. The Tumba tumba revisit was part of a major exhibition I did to show my clients and thank them for what I have progressed into as a designer/craftsman because of their patronage.
I carved the seat top and bottom from a 4” thick narra slab. The back splat is steam bent dao wood. The rockers are of dungon (iron wood) the two legs or frame is of Molave (Philippine teak) Dowels are a combination of ebony and molave. All the woods are reclaimed from old houses.
-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts