In Situ

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Project by Sean Cleary posted 03-15-2012 10:37 AM 1460 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

designed and built by Glen Guarino – granite inlays by Sean Cleary – Hualian Jade set in Curly Maple solid and veneers with Celadon accents – 18” tall x 50” wide x 26.5”

I met Glen about a year ago at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. He came by my booth early on the first day of the show and if I’m not mistaken I believe he was the first of the show’s attendees I spoke with.

At the time I had nothing in my booth to compare with this table and a few months later I contacted Glen with the idea of collaborating on a real ‘show piece’ for the 2012 show (which is why Glen’s post mentions how he designed the table to be easily dismantled and shipped).

I couldn’t have been happier with the results and I couldn’t imagine working on long distance collaborative prioject with anyone more pleasant and accommodating than Glen. I am very much looking forward to the next ‘show piece’!...In Situ-2?

If any of you would like a closer look stop by and say hello. You’ll find us in booth 1358 – Javitts Center New York – May 19-22

-- Sean, California

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 02:51 PM

What a great looking table. Love the wood and the inlay!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 03:15 PM

That is a really sweet design. I love clean lines and interesting wood, it’s perfect.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 07:07 PM

The coffee table was fun to design & Seclay is a pleasure to work with.

This table has a lot of details that were both challenging & rewarding to figure out. It is designed to come apart easily for shipping. The centerpiece that connects the legs has interesting lines that correspond with the front of each leg and edges of the top. All the tapering details blend together giving the design a continuity of both lightness & stability.


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#4 posted 03-16-2012 06:05 AM

Great design

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 08-06-2012 02:28 PM

We changed the title of our coffee table to “Caffe Tavolino.” My wife loves her new table. I do a lot of sculptural furniture, so this was a new direction for me. I usually do all the work on a piece, but this worked out very well. If you guys want to add stone detail to your work, Seclay was good to work with. They have a number of interesting & attractive stones to add to a piece.


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