heavy organic oak desk
We got started on this oak desk today. After cutting the 9'+ 2 1/2" thick oak slab into the three sections, we just set it up to take a peak - for the first time it's out of my mind and into this universe as most of us know it.
I LOVe the way it's looking. Obviously the slabs need to be cleaned up more than a bit. There's lots of sanding to do. But the primary concern here is for the designer (Sheena) and her customer to decide if it's too organic for their modern setting, if it's too deep, and if we need to cut one side or (hopefully not both) sides square.
I was sick last time I was asked to cut the natural edges off a beautiful old massive slab. Ok, it was Rob Turner in Winter Park that had a vision of what he wanted in Phil Kean's amazing show home. And the end result, was more than amazing. Maybe breathtaking is more appropriate.
That was one custom piece for one custom home. And it really worked. But, generally, I still enjoy designing modern "organic" furniture - modern furniture with natural organic lines. I've been thinking about just what is the difference between organic modern and organic rustic design. It's really amazing how balance, sheen and symmetry all play a part. I'll be posting more details soon.