Marianne Cabrera Table July 08th, 2018 - 07:03:25
Whilst many pieces of furniture are primarily about function and need to be of at least a reasonably standard size and shape to serve their purpose adequately, coffee tables are one area where individual taste and style can be allowed to run wild.
My medium of choice has long since been steel. Steel creations are permanent and the options in their design are limitless. After years of creating wall and free-standing sculptures I recently decided to focus my creative efforts on functional sculptures in the form of contemporary end tables.
Bent tables - This is one of the most popular types of coffee acrylic table today. The style features soft curved edges, making it safer, especially for households that have kids. The bent design gives your table a delicate sensation. You can go for a peekaboo design and choose how far bent your table should be depending on what design appeals the most to you or serves your needs around your home best.
Long tables - These acrylic coffee tables are designed narrower, taking less space and maintaining the elegance. You can play around with the shapes when it comes to the long tables in that you can have emerald shaped diamond design or any other shape that adds elegance and class to your space. The long tables are great for areas that you want to keep simple and less crowded.
Once the overall look has been achieved, work can then begin on a finished version. Measurements must be taken and angles must be figured. There is a lot of math involved. Now each individual piece of steel can be cut and precisely fit to another. All connecting points must be hand welded and each weld must be hand ground. The last step is a chemical oxidation process to turn the steel either brown or black and then a few coats of clear paint are applied to protect the colored finish.
The first step in creating anything new is deciding on a style. I wanted something with a lot of open space that could be viewed from all angles, including the top. Inspiration comes from industrial style building elements and bridge truss structures. My interest is in the structure behind the facade. In many cases that structure looks very interesting but is seldom seen.