Ge Yang / DESIGNER & FURNITURE MAKER

GEYANGWOOD@GMAIL.COM


2014

Water[水] Table (Mahogany)

The water that bears the Boat is the same that swallows it up --Chinese traditional slang. In Chinese culture, we highly respect water: not only because water is necessary for the existence of all living things, but also because it can cause the huge disasters. The water that bears the Boat is the same that swallows it up. This Chinese slang means that the same knife could cut both bread and finger alike. The shape of the joints are based on the Chinese character 水(shuǐ), which means water. The forms of the tabletop and legs also take cues from the fluid shapes of the lake and water fall. I used hand-cut joinery to connect tabletop and legs, in order to show my enchantment of traditional woodworking methods. Without using glue, the table also can be made solid and stable by using this strong wood joinery.


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Water[水] Table (Mahogany)
Water[水] Table (Mahogany)
Water[水] Table (Mahogany)
Water[水] Table (Mahogany)
Water[水] Table (Mahogany)