Coffee Table, 2014
Beech wood & glass top
Special Editions Tuomas Kuure, limited to 5
Mesmerised by the work of the great Joseph Walsh and his team, I was obsessed to bend wood. I thought I had studied the subject sufficiently when I switched on the vapor for the first time (vapor is a key element in making the wood bendable). Fairly quickly it became obvious that something is terribly wrong. Let’s not point the finger, perhaps the guilty is in the mirror. Anyhow the main part of the material I had for the piece was now either bended in an unexpected way or a bit broken.
I came to look at the subsequent reinventing process as water which always finds its way through the ever changing terrain. Instead of vast amounts of time and mass I had tools and wood for making the piece to spread on the occurring directions.
Finally I reached many of the desired points on the curve first imagined more than a year ago. The black pauses emphazise the ice cold appearance of the crystal clear Navarra beech grain. All the detail of them always seems to be on the move to a certain target. Also satisfying was to end up using nearly all the material with a decent waste percentage.
Trust the rhythm is an outcome of a lecture of understanding what one wants to do and what one has to do in order to keep these two factors as close as possible. Even in the near future there are very few things we can affect. Focusing well and taking advantage of what we have, precious things are sure to appear.