Reclaimed wood coffee table with a fun triangle pattern. I actually stole this triangle design from a cool pair of socks that I came across recently. There are three colors of wood in this piece, the lighter color was taken from the Interior of the board, the darker triangles directly in the center were taken from the exterior of the board, & the gray triangles were taken from gray weathered pine.
Using the Brazilian Ipe salvaged from the old Coney Island Boardwalk, my partner Patrick Delorey and I designed and built this low coffee table out of the hard wood. It’s an exploration of deformation, old and new, and a pragmatic form.
I’m not sure how I came up with the idea, but it probably happened while I was in wine country, tasting wine and I had a moment of inspiration while under the influence. In any case, I wanted to make something a little different than the normal chunky wine barrel furniture – something a little more graceful and contemporary. I’d never seen curved barrel staves turned on their side before, so I decided to start there.