One & Co for Council: Periodic TablePosted: February 18, 2011
This is one of my all-time favorite designs, a feeling which is probably heightened by the fact that I know I will probably never have the good fortune of owning it. It looks like wood, but it looks like silver, but it looks like wood, but… it’s genius. I saw this table at ICFF in 2009 and fell in love. I made collages of what my living room would look like with this beauty stuck in the middle. Later I read in I.D. magazine that it was $42,000. Well, let’s just say that that is, sadly, slightly outside of my budget. Details on this table below.
From Council: Superficial or authentic? This striking piece puts equal emphasis on surface and substance. Using a proprietary process, a massive block of reclaimed douglas fir is coated with a brilliant layer of silver, resulting in a piece whose stunning surface does nothing to hide the individuality and character of the wood beneath.