In one of the many recessions, whenever I went to London I would assess the state of that economy by counting the cranes visible from Waterloo Bridge. They also struck me as majestic objects and I couldn’t help but run with their shape and translate it into the canti-two table, which I hope captures the precarious and magic danger of their appearance”. The tables, like the cranes, come in various lengths, widths and heights, with our without grooves.
A word on grooves: they really are very cool, they demonstrate that wood is beautiful all the way through and from every angle. I originally started to do this to a few chosen surfaces because I wanted to imbue the surface with a texture that emphasised the preciousness that I see in timber by drawing attention to it in a novel transforming way but at the same time ensuring that it is usable. You can still see the ‘shadow’ of the original grain pattern beneath and amongst the groove, you can stand anything larger than the 14mm between the groove’s apexes and if you are worried about dusting, use the soft circular brush attachment to your hoover, it works a treat.
Shown here in elm, the one available is made from rippled olive ash
2250mm long, 800mm high x 325mm wide. Attaches to the wall.