Dyed Baltic birch plywood, hand dyed handwoven cotton, glass
15.5″x 54″x 33″
Photographed by Jafe Parsons
The fabric element of this commissioned table is unique within my body of work. I wove a length of narrow fabric that was then woven together to create a flexible surface for the center of the table top. The fabric is suspended within the table’s interior space so that it drapes down, creating a soft, flexible counterpart to the hard, flat surface of the wooden table top. After living with the table for a few weeks, this customer realized it was a few inches shorter than desired. This was a unique opportunity for me to approach the design with my problem solving skills to see how I could create a solution that would look good, function well, and not require me to deconstruct the finished piece. I decided to make squared-off balls that I doweled into the bottoms of the feet. It provides a contemporary reference to traditional claw and ball feet that I just love. I also like the overall look of the table better with this modification. What a fantastic challenge and successful outcome!