|Project by NíccoloJosé||posted 10-18-2011 06:07 PM||2782 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
30×57 x 30 (inches)
Materials: Reclaimed Philippines Mahogany, Tamarind, Dungon, Yakal
Man hours: 110 hrs
After studying George Nakashima, I wanted to makes own minimalist style furniture with a twist. I wanted my first console table to be something solid and regal that communicates stateliness and grandeur. Similar to Nakashima I wanted to show the story behind the wonderful grain the wood by displaying its natural shape. I’ve also been air drying a bunch of branches for more than a year now, and I thought it would give a good contrast to have both a big slab and slim branch compliment each other.
I usually use a variety of wood… but for this one, i opted to go with just 4 different kinds. I also had a customize glass made for the top that follows the shape of the slab. Surprisingly, the branch worked well as a brace and I manage to make this entire table with no nails or any metal fastener which made me feel good too.
-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist, www.niccolojose.com