|Project by Benji Reyes||posted 04-22-2010 10:54 AM||5976 views||22 times favorited||14 comments|
Hi fellow LJ’s The story and concept of this chair always puts a lump on my throat. I would like to share with you one of my most important works.
I designed this chair in ‘96 and named it after my father who we lost to cancer in the US in’85. As all protective fathers are, he never thought that the path I chose would earn me enough to feed a family. Now that I am older and wiser and a father myself, I understand his concerns and believe that It was the drive to prove him wrong that made me successful in my chosen field of art. I design all my chairs and name them for people who are dear to me and have touched my life. He migrated with my family to the US in ‘82 and I didn’t get the chance to see him again. Though we had differences in principles. We had a hidden love and respect for each other. Posting this one for you Pa!
The front brace/legs and armrests posts are made from yakal. The steam bent, stack laminated back splat is of ebony (kamagong) The seat, arm rests are of ipil. the crown is Tindalo. The base, and stretchers are done in Dungon ( ironwood) All dowels are in ebony and molave.
” sometimes we have to bend the rules a little… so with this chair’s bends and curves. at the end….... we meet in the middle and level out things…... such is the seat of your chair”.
Have a good day fellow LJS!
-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts