Saturday, May 2, 2009

Building thin

I love this La Maison de Marina piece for a number of reasons. One it has more responsibility than just that of a stool and two its made out of very delicate spare members. This I think, is a new consciousness in furniture design-an economy of means. A teacher once explained to me the difference between an American sawhorse and an Italian saw horse; the American is over built made out of available 2x4"s,but the Italian one, made in the country where forest has been scarce since roman times, is made out of very thin 1"x1" members......

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