|Project by Byron||posted 11-19-2011 11:10 PM||2166 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
White Oak and Mahogany with Minwax Antique Oil Finish
“Demilune” uses compound angled floating tenon joints, tapered bent laminations, veneering, and hand cut joints with hidden room for expansion/contraction.
With this piece I decided to focus on taking a very traditional French/Italian furniture form and modernize it in an expressive way. Utilizing the curves of the legs I drew the viewer’s eye away from the top as well as broke the plane of the table top. Keeping in mind my constant source of inspiration, the ocean, I used the curve in the legs along different planes to create two converging curves. These curves are abstractions of a wave and can be seen prominently in the first and third images
This work was made during my first year in the major studio during my studies of Woodworking/Furniture design at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Using every work I make as a learning experience I try to challenge myself. The Demilune challenged my ability to think in multiple dimensions compounded with curves rotated out of square. This pushed my capabilities as a designer and maker.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work,
-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, http://byronconn.com