Barlow table was part of a commission for an international
client, which also included a coffee table and set of chairs. All
of the furniture was to be placed in the dining room in close proximity.
The brief thus included a request for each piece to reference the
other pieces in a subtle way. The room was also rather compact (the
client lives in Japan), so the dimensions of all the pieces were
Barlow Table is a trestle style table, enabling seating all the
way around, including the corners. The 2 posts are supported by
2 angled beams, referencing the "stick" struts in the
chairs. This theme is further developed and abstracted in the table
top with contrasting "stick" inlays placed at random angles.
Like the other pieces in the commission, it is graphically geometric
in form, and quirky in nature.