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Ginkgo Chairs, Kotatsu Table, and Shodo Shelf

comments (2) April 12th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

AaronDye AaronDye, member
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14x24x18 Aspen, Maple
14x24x18 Aspen, Maple
Kotatsu Table 36x36x18 Aspen
Kotatsu Table 36x36x18 Aspen
Shelf with lamp 36x48x84 Poplar, Aspen, Rice Paper
14x24x18 Aspen, Maple - CLICK TO ENLARGE

14"x24"x18" Aspen, Maple

These pieces were created mainly with hand tools. The finish includes sumi ink, oil pastel (red portions), gold leaf, and amber shellac. The inspiration comes from Japanese cultural concepts such as, Wabi-Sabi and the practice of Shodo (calligraphy). In making these pieces my goal was to create an environment of harmony through a juxtaposition of curved elements in a rectilinear environment such as a Tatami room. I hope the pieces communicate the serenity I feel when making them. A note about the chairs, They are designed to allow the user to sit, in the seiza position or other positions at floor level, comfortably.  The post, seperating the base from the seat, articulates and swivels to compensate for the user shifting their weight during sitting.  

Design or Plan used: My own design - Aaron Dye

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, chair, carving, maple, asian inspired, shellac, furniture, poplar, bent lamination, shelf, upholstery, art nouveau, japanese, Aspen, wabi sabi, kotatsu

Comments (2)

mswithenbank mswithenbank writes: How did you make the joint. It looks like it would break. Very cool.
Mark in Malawi
Posted: 10:53 am on April 8th

woodbridge woodbridge writes: Those chairs are really cool!
Posted: 6:22 pm on April 25th

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