Opal Lara Table July 09th, 2018 - 13:00:47
Once a three-dimensional prototype is created, the design can then be refined. The prototype allows you to view the tables from all angles and fine tune the spacing of the steel round-bar. The number of pieces used to build the table can also be changed. Sometimes additional pieces need to be added either for functional stability or from a design standpoint. Sometimes I remove pieces to open up the design.
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.
Large wicker picnic hampers can also work in this way too, although they do not provide a very uniform top surface. They do though look stylish, particularly when aged.
Furniture made of acrylic has a strong impact in any given room because it preserves that light, transparent and airy feel and look transforming an otherwise boring room into a beauty. Such items such as acrylic coffee tables make great additions for small interior spaces because they serve the small crowded rooms perfectly well without making them look overdone. The tables serve as decorative but functional items. You will love how they enhance the beauty of your rug or carpet.
After defining a general style for the new tables, actual designs must be created. In some cases a finished product can be fabricated from a sketch alone. That is not the case with these tables however. Prototypes have to be built based on very rough sketch concepts. The tables have to ultimately be designed three-dimensionally by actually cutting and welding steel. The rough sketches are used as a basic starting point but the overall design is not completely determined beforehand. I use the "design as you go" approach" and each table takes shape on the fly.