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Tephra Coffee Table

by Alan Flannery Furniture Design

£3,350.00

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Tephra is created from layers of Ash which are shaped and sculpted into a fluid, organic form. The layers of ash are representative of their volcanic namesake, laid down repeatedly during recurrent eruptions. As time passes these layers are broken down, eroded and reshaped by nature’s elements. Slowly the shape evolves, becomes more rounded and in some instances undermined to such a degree that its appearance becomes balance defying.

Details

Tephra is a coffee table created by Alan Flannery Furniture Design in Bristol, United Kingdom. This design is the first produced at the fledgeling furniture design studio which opened its doors in the summer of 2016. Inspired by the forces, processes and beauty of the natural world the studio set about to design and create a table that reflected these influences in furniture-form. The design is carefully considered to ensure that the larger proportion of its mass is behind the tipping point, allowing its cantilevered form to balance effortlessly.

The table aims to reflect this natural occurrence not only in its flowing shape and structural make-up but also in its process of manufacture. The removal of material, layer by layer, little by little over time allows the table’s shape to form a singular, flowing and smooth structure.
The table is created by using a block lamination process which entails glueing squared blocks of wood together, layering them up into a pixilated shape. The blocks are joined together by rectangular wooden splines. The structure is then carved back through many of the layers until the desired shape is created. It is then smoothed and sanded by hand before finish is applied. Carving through layers in such a fashion distorts the appearance of the blocks, splines and grain patterns meaning that each of the fifty tables to be produced have their own unique look and personality.

H39cm W95cm D50cm in Ash

The lead time for this piece is 6-8 weeks

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Alan Flannery Furniture Design

Furniture Designer

We are an independent creative practice designing and creating fine furniture to inhabit great spaces. We consider our products to be special and strive to ensure they are so by taking the utmost care in their design and production. Each edition is limited to a quantity of fifty so that we ensure we are ever changing, ever learning and ever improving.

Alongside our ever expanding range of products we also create one of a kind, bespoke pieces, specifically tailored to the needs of a client. We take great pride and enjoyment in creating these custom pieces to fit a brief, space or personality.

We take inspiration from many places, some of which are quite varied. Inspiration often comes from organic shapes and natural processes that surround us in the natural world. For example, the Tephra range of furniture is inspired by the volcanic activity and the way that volcanic material is laid down forming landscapes and then subsequently evolving through the process of erosion. This gives the pieces a fluid and dynamic form. Other pieces in our collection such as the retrospect range take inspiration from mid-century modern furniture and the designers that created these pieces. The retrospect range looks back fondly at what we consider a golden age of furniture design.

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