This table is one in a series of coffee tables exploring the use of local hardwoods and forged steel. They involve the transformation of materials revealing the hidden inner beauty. When the steel arrives from the mill, it is a cold dead material, the forging process brings out an inner warmth and softness. The wood comes from the all too common roadside maples killed by road salt. When milled the inner beauty of the former eyesore is revealed. Artfully combined the two materials compliment and reinforce each other. The tables are substantial but not visually heavy, there is balance between the top and base each fulfilling their role but neither overriding the other, they contrast with one another but also reinforce each other. These simple elegant tables would be equally at home in a rustic lodge or a Manhattan loft.
Dimensions: 54" x 28" x 17"