I want to share the first look at two new pieces that I am adding to my line. These were done as commissions, but came out so well that I took them down to my photographer and had him do a full photo shoot!
The first is a new dinette table. It features a 4′ diameter glass top and has a concrete core. The concrete has crisscrossing holes through the lower third which lighten the pillar visually. This comfortably seats four.
The next pieces are a pair of end tables based upon my Argon Coffee table. They feature all aluminum verticals which are going to become an option on Argon.
I was commissioned to turn my Xenon Pedestal into a lighted Pedestal. Working with LED lights I seamlessly integrated lights that illuminate an object placed on the pedestal and a second light that points down illuminating the base around the piece. I am thrilled to be able to offer this as a modern lighted pedestal for art glass collectors.
The works of the lighting components are completely hidden. The only visual difference between the Xenon/Light and a regular Xenon pedestal are the two light fixtures and the cord coming out of the very base. The transformer is contained in a recess cast into the concrete base and the wires travel in hidden grooves up one of the verticals.
Here you can see the frosted glass which covers the top bank of LED lights. The glass is 3″ square and sits flush with the wood top.
Introducing the Infinity Wine Cabinet. I am very excited about this piece. It has a great balance of function and sculpture. Infinity continues my tradition of modern liquor cabinets started with the Tangent liquor cabinet.
The base of Infinity is a grid of Stainless steel rods which create a sculptural latticework that just happens to hold 28 bottles of wine. The cabinet above is divided by a glass shelf and can hold numerous glasses.
The back is comprised of aluminum slats that mimic the rods below.
A detail of the rods.
In 2008 I was invited to participate in a show called “Seats of New York”. The show was a survey of handmade seating pieces from across New York state. Jon Binzen was the curator and he chose my Jupiter bench. The show ran in conjunction with the Furniture Societies annual conference which was hosted that year at SUNY Purchase.
Recently I came across a video about the show that Jon produced for Fine woodworking magazine. He gives a nice talk about my bench and I wanted to share it. My segment begins at 1:09 into the video.
A catalog was also produced for the show and Jon did a nice write-up about me and my work.