This bench evolved from a small model that Juan-Manuel built in his first year woodworking, inspired by George Nakashima’s work. In revisiting the model, his goal was a light, airy, strong piece, using a wood that would accentuate the lines and add a sense of movement. “Finding this beautifully warm and radiant piece of elm really brought the project to life and gave inspiration for some little details along the way.”
ELM, 17D X 51-1⁄3W X 33H
–Juan-Manuel Pinzon, Richmond, Va.
From Fine Woodworking #289