|Project by NíccoloJosé||posted 04-09-2011 04:47 AM||3803 views||28 times favorited||16 comments|
Eternal Lovers’ Lounger (previously named Old Lovers’ Lounger)
Made January 5 – February 1, 2011
Logged in 190 hours
Dimensions: 72’‘x 48’’ x 32’’.
Net Weight: 160lbs.
Materials: Reclaimed century old hardwood——Narra, Kamagong, Yakal, Ipil, Cedar, Cherry, Dried Coffee Branches, Tiger Molave, Tangili, Iron Wood and 200 year old rail road ties.
As some might notice, my previous furnitures inspire the next furniture I make. I simply want to keep on trying new things and new styles. And that is why I thought of making a lounger. I was focus on comfort with the use of one line gesture that contours the shape of our bodies.
The wood on top is held in place using half T joint style with a 23 gauge brad nail. The sides are glued small pieces of wood, clamped tightly to make it look more colorful. I sliced a the railroad tie in half using a chain saw. With all the cracks from the moisture that came out overtime, it took me almost 40 hours just to carve and clean the ties. It was so so worth though and added more accent to the bottom of the lounger. The coffee branches came from my Bookshelf of Knowledge, which I posted before.
I thought of the name Eternal Lovers’ because I used my best collection of aged old wood. I am in love with old wood, so might as well show off their beauty in simple straight lines. The concept I had is seeing two long time lovers sitting on it and passing on this lounger from happy couple to another.
-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist, www.niccolojose.com