Modern Design with a Traditional Twist
The Knotted Table design is based on a skill building exercise often given to artist-blacksmith apprentices. It requires expert control to intertwine four steel bars into a tight symmetrical “knot.” I modified and adapted this exercise to form the corners of table frames to support inset glass tops.
I’ve been refining this design for several years, and I accept commissions to reproduce it in specific shapes, sizes and proportions. In addition to squares and rectangles, it has been made in round, oval and octagonal shapes and it has been proportioned to match other furnishings. It is also available in a variety of finishes.
Interior design professionals admire the Knotted Table because it expresses craftsmanship equally well in both traditional and contemporary settings. Artist-blacksmiths and furniture makers appreciate subtleties of the corner detail that achieves the inset top design. Craft jurors and curators recognize the skill and precision necessary to realize the design successfully.
Knotted Table was published in "Ironwork Today 3: Inside and Out" (p. 25 - Schiffer Publishing- December, 2011)
Knotted Table appears in the exhibition catalog of "Iron: Forged, Tempered, Quenched" at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, January - May 2010