The Artists

Expectant: oval coffee table
by: Taimi Barty

This coffee table was built out of Pear wood. Pear is a tight grained wood whose surface feels smooth, almost like velvet. It has a delicate grain pattern, giving the piece an elegant, refined appearance. The table was commissioned by a client whose house was very angular. The oval shape of the top as well as the curved apron and legs was designed to juxtapose the architecture of the home. The curve in the apron was created by a process known as bent lamination, where thin slices of the Pear wood were sawn and then bent over a form, with glue.

The finish is catalyzed lacquer.

17" x44"x35"