Ooo You Spindley Legs You

The Q.T. table embodies craft values with a contemporary twist. It is a response to a gap in the high-end furniture market for a quality, medium sized wooden coffee table. The concept was based on extensive turning and material experimentation. The tradition of using turned legs in furniture has been updated by contrasting pale lime against darker European Oak. The table balances craftsmanship, materiality, and quality against those of eclecticism and innovation.

Of course to the uninitiated, this may all look like a coffee table with interesting legs; nothing more, nothing less. I can appreciate the craftsmanship. It’s the room setting I’m uneasy about. Paisley wallpaper? Green opals? Purple accents, and all in a French nouveau style. I’m trying really hard to find a clean line and angle.

Designer: Elizabeth McKenzie