There is no use crying over spilled milk with this table! Designed to question how we define and use our furniture, Spilled Milk aims to be anything but straightforward, touching on the unpredictable nature of a spill while evoking a sense of playfulness. What was once inconspicuous, stagnant, and solid now becomes unforgettable, fluid, and porous. With that thought, Spilled Milk’s surface commands your utmost attention due to it’s permeable nature; one slip-up and your glass of milk spills on the floor below.
Coffee tables are usually a fairly straightforward affair; four legs, perhaps a pedestal base, and the choice of a round or rectangular top. With the advent of new technologies and after years of strange sightings, the art of furniture making has expanded dramatically and we now have to deal with the reality---“our furniture is not alone.” With three legs and an atypical top inscribed with what appears to be a repeated symbol or message, a UFO has landed!
Created with the aid of a WaterJet, this project tests the machines limits and precision as well as the material strength of .25” steel plate. Designed with only .25” spacing between cuts to create the illusion of one continuous cut, what was once an exceptionally strong and fixed piece of steel, became fairly weak. In an effort to reinforce the table, 2.5” strips of steel plate were welded beneath the table at the .25” spacing and hand bent around the edges and legs for added dimension and strength. From this process emerged a futuristic table, which displays a harmonious blend of digital fabrication technology and traditional handcraft.
A Table of Contents
A table of contents is often overlooked because of its simple, customary form, but that was before A Table of Contents was designed! Maintaining its intended function, organizing books and magazines, A Table of Contents encourages a clean surface by storing reading materials in its unique, visually appealing form to avoid cluttered table tops. What was once inconspicuous next to a chair or sofa, is now a practical piece of furniture that also makes a contribution to its surroundings with its organic sculptural expression.
Lamps designed by Linda Allen
Diffuser Top designed by Ashley Sholder
Live. Anywhere. is the innovative wireless lighting collection comprised of five decorative table and floor lamps. Each is completely portable, suitable for indoor and outdoor environments and shines on high, medium or low settings. The patented 7-watt LED element emulates the light of a 55 watt incandescent bulb, and gives ample light for reading by the pool or spending an evening on an outdoor deck. The lamps are cordless, rechargeable and waterproof, and revolutionize the way we use outdoor space. Place a lamp in the middle of any area inside or out without fear of tripping over a cord. There is no other fixture available with this technology and no other designs on the market today.