A step-by-step documentation of the making of a ‘shabby chic’ furniture. At Dileep Industries, Jaipur a group of skilled artisans manufacture this piece. The excellent craftsmanship bring in the finer details that transform a new furniture into a vintage piece.
Laser cut cabinet made from layered mahogany and acrylic panels with stainless steel fittings.
The interior of the cabinet reveals the regular grid which is consistently present throughout the design. The ribbed inner construction pierces the polished mahogany skin.
The matted and polished acrylic layers play with the light resulting in continuously changing reflections and subtle contrast. The stainless steel fittings create shimmering highlights.
The base construction radiates from the center of the cabinet. Although composed from distinctive geometrical shapes all elements are strongly intertwined by composition and detail.
‘Dining Table’ was made at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art Residency in Omaha, Nebraska by american artist Michael Beitz. It is part of a series of furniture pieces that attempt to address obvious tensions that exist in our daily routines and relationships. Some of them are directly related to existing design and some suffer from a lack of design to fit their specific function. Beitz is interested in such moments between design and function, therefore he is using furniture design to discuss the life that surrounds it.