Acrylic Argon is a stunning new coffee table made from 1.5″ thick acrylic, aluminum and stainless steel cable. The Crystal clear acrylic allows an unobstructed view of the helix twist of the cables. The four legs are made from 2″ thick solid aluminum. To affix the cables, I came up with a new proprietary piece of hardware, allowing each cable to attach in a single point. This adds to the overall feel of the table creating an amazing visual experience. The edges of the acrylic pick up the interior elements and reflect them like a prism. It’s really a amazing combination of materials that is best experienced in person.
This is the second lucite table that I have done with Plexi-craft. This is the follow-up to Acrylic Divergence. The combination of the sleek lucite and my aluminum joinery and Stainless steel cable is a winner! Expect more pieces in the future!
After the great response to my Barossa Wine rack video, I shot some more footage and made a video of the machining of the aluminum brackets to the Nebula Table. The corner brackets are a variation of those used on my Divergence table. I start with solid aluminum blocks that are 1.5″ thick. These are cut down and machined into the elegant shapes that you see. They are finished by blasting with glass bead- the same look as a Macintosh computer! Note all the different precision measuring instruments it takes to make one piece!
Introducing the Nebula table. This is a major new piece that is intensely funky! The table itself uses a new bracket machined out of solid aluminum to join the legs to the top. The legs connect to each other on the bottom with an additional chunk of walnut. This is not a traditional table format!
Then there are the cables. 683 of them to be exact. Each one tipped in red rubber. This is densely packed bold explosion of movement! The cables hang loosely, you can run your hand though them and move them around. It is an element that just begs to be touched.
The corner brackets are a variation of those used on my Divergence table. I start with solid aluminum blocks that are 1.5″ thick. These are cut down and machined into the elegant shapes that you see. They are finished by blasting with glass bead- the same look as a Macintosh computer! I put together a 2 minute video on the making on these, you can watch it here- Nebula table: Milling the Aluminum Bracket.
The table is made from walnut and measures 66″ long, 33″ tall and 13″ deep. Different sizes and woods are entirely possible. As with all of my pieces, the stainless steel hardware is all turned and polished.
I recently had the pleasure of personally delivering a pair of my Redux chairs to a beautiful home in western Massachusetts. Here they are in their new home!