Structural Turn-over on Art Nouveau
Tubendstil Table emerged from my efforts to develop furniture designs from standard structural steel stock. I cut and form them from sections of 6" x 6" steel tube and 1/4" plate. Then each one is filed and finished individually or in matching sets.
Tubendstil Table reflects the “Jugendstil” style developed by German and Austrian Art Nouveau craftsmen more than 100 years ago. It slightly resembles an oak tray table made in 1899 by Hermann Obrist, now in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich.
In developing this design, I found the opportunity for a modern twist: Tubendstil Table is reversible. It can be inverted and the design works in either orientation. Each position demonstrates appealing shape, line and proportion equally well.
I make Tubendstil Tables in three different proportions (21", 26" and 30" high), with several different finishes for indoor or outdoor use. The table design allows a variety of interchangeable tops.
Tubendstil Table appears on the cover jacket of "Ironwork Today 3: Inside and Out" (p. 25 - Schiffer Publishing- December, 2011)