Specific Materiality

Blurring the line between sculpture, furniture, and millwork is one of our favorite topics. These days the categories are not as easily definable as they once were. First and foremost there is the influence of new technologies, which are sometimes turned into a style in and of itself. More interesting to me is the blurring of attention that allows young designers to simply ignore any form of category. That is why we are very partial to custom furniture masters at Martin Sprouse Furniture.

The 3chord table is the perfect example of this: it is designed to work with a specific client, shifted and shaped to accomodate his specific work flow, while also creating a space for collaboration with others.  The result, made of gorgeous solid walnut and corian, is easy on the eyes even as it becomes a form of furniture that is not neutral.

Designer: Martin Sprouse


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