My goal when designing this dining set, was to embrace the act of gathering. The pandemic has proved nothing is more cherished. Therefore, the table was designed and crafted for side by side seating. The inspiration came from the beautiful pieces created during the mid-century modern era. Clean sleek lines, minimal ornamentation and elegance defined the furniture of this period. I incorporated hand carved splayed legs, exposed seamless joinery, arched front aprons and an elegantly chamfered rounded top.
The timber used for the set is quarter-sawn sapele mahogany. The quarter-sawn section of the log is the most sought after due to it’s stability and beautiful ribbon grain. Pegged mortise and tenon joinery was used throughout. This is a time consuming technique that requires absolute accuracy but is far superior to today’s mechanical fasteners. The piece was meticulously sanded and an old world technique was used to ebonized the timber. This technique transformed it to a dark ebony tone but preserved it’s grain and character. Several coats of an oil/ vanish mix further enhanced the beauty of the grain and protects for daily use.
This piece was on display at the Cultural Counsel for the Palm Beaches main Gallery for the Gathering Exhibit in 2022.
Dimensions, Pricing and Availability
The table measures 9’7”L X 44.5”W X 30”H and the matching benches are 98”L X 15.5”W X 18”H – $8500 USD- Set is available for local white glove delivery and set up – Connect with Robert for a quote to ship outside of the South Florida area!
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