Monday, February 27, 2012

Root Table

Conceptually the ROOT table was born from the idea of a tree.
Giving praise to its roots by inverting the table to show the surface
as the dominating aesthetic, while highlighting the colors of its leaves
and branches but making them the subordinate component within
the structure.


A collaboration with Theaster Gates. I was asked to design and fabricate a set of eating utensils that allow a user to indulge in collard greens and sushi in one sitting. Given the material of cherry wood from a demolished boat house, we dove into the project and these are the results. I elongated the neck of the fork, prong and spoon to allow for tapering of the opposing end of each utensil to mimic chopsticks.

Mej from Rebuild Foundation trying out the chop sticks