Brancusi Table

Joshua likes challenges. In 2013, he gave himself the challenge to design pieces that evoked the spirit of his favorite artists and designers. The Brancusi Table is one of those.

In this piece, Joshua incorporated the shapes from Brancusi's "Endless Column." Brancusi's original intention was to elevate the shape of the pyramid - a plain form usually used just as a base for sculptures - into a sculpture to be admired for its own beauty. 

Joshua incorporated the form only on the legs, leaving the rest of the table with clean lines and drawing the eye to the legs as the major attraction. In a culture where mass production has led many furniture makers to streamline to right angles and remove ornament, especially on details below the table top, this piece recalls craftsmanship and makes a statement about the beauty in detail and the value of craft.

 

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