'Woods' Table

Graduation project 2010

Natural branches are knotted and bent; not prime material for a sturdy support. Yet, knotted and bent was exactly what Monique Habraken sought. To showcase the difference between wood in its original form and the flat, anonymous planes of the processed end result, she chose to combine both in her Woods table. And so she scoured a local forest for a suitable branch. Its organic shape remains visible as the table's third leg; a visible antithesis to the straight contours of the rest. A thin layer of rubber between the branch and tabletop accommodates any post-forest shrinkage or expansion. An investigation in beech.

Text credits by Annemarie Hoeve

Now shown in 'Hal2' Eindhoven

with Gus and Family ...