london | stockholm
united kingdom | Sweden
This client stands out among other clients, not only by his towering stature as an elegant northern European gentleman, but also by his unfailing passion to a design element of our furniture - the fine giant arm braces, the arc shaped wooden member joining the top of the legs of a table to the underside of the top.
Unless we go back to our record, we already have no idea the number of tables we made for him having this feature from the early 2000s. These tables are now scattered in his homes across Sweden, London and possibly some other countries. Shown in the photos below are a set we recently made for his London home.
Examples abound of how a functional feature of an object would become the centre of admiration, defining even the character of the whole piece. It is good exercise to observe deep into the world around us.
英国伦敦 | 瑞士斯德哥尔摩
这客户比其他客户更加特出，不仅因为他拥有作为北欧绅士高大优雅的身躯，更因为他有一个不变的特别兴趣 - 就是对我们家具的霸王撑处理情有独钟。霸王撑是强化家具结构的外在特征，把四腿近顶部的位置用一个弧形的木方连接到台底。
除非我们翻查记录，否则我们已经没印象从 2000 年代头开始我们一共替他制造了多少配备这特征的大大小小台。这些台现时分布于他在瑞典，伦敦，还有其他欧洲国家的家里。这里照片展示的是近期我们替他伦敦新屋所造的最新一批。
The following crafting progress photos show how the tables take shape slowly. They are laid out in a consecutive sequence from the beginning. It can be observed how the finish is developed through endless cycles. The tables in the darkest shade below are in fact only at the beginning of the patching (wood pores filling) step. The dark coloured surface is only the dried up patch, it will be thoroughly sanded down, then patched and sanded again for a few times before the tables receive their staining and then the final lacquering steps.
Two videos show clearly how the tables are scrapped smooth surface to surface by a sharp stainless steel blade right after the woodworking stage.