Cell Table


The cell patterns and structures found in coral reefs provided the model for this table, designed for the dining space in a client’s home. Because of the complexity of the design, the base was fabricated as extruded “tubes” of quartered ash. Then a five-axis computer-controlled router followed the dictates of a 3-D digital model to machine the tubes into their ultimate forms. “There’s a lot of discipline that went into that,” one juror said. “Because of the way they carved into the sides of the honeycomb, they ultimately get a very sinuous profile.” The jurors also noted that the visible wood grain reinforces the cellular imagery. “It’s very organic, but made precisely,” a juror said.

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