This will be the third time we have seen the work of Stephen Lindsay and hopefully there will be plenty more to come. Stephen sent me some of the new projects he has been working on. I like that Stephen is continuously working with different materials and trying new techniques. I love the “BOB” table, it works so well with the glass table. You can learn more about Stephen, as I did a “The Method Behind” with him.
Bob – was commissioned by a private client to fit an existing Glass table, to allow them to increase table surface area when required… they asked that the wood versions appear at the same 3/8th inch thickness which I managed to do by milling just the external two inches of the table thinner, leaving the main body thick enough to provide structure and weight. A hidden shelf sits underneath for storage but also to aid in support. Note the interior radius on the corners as in the Belle.
The walnut hutch – through mortice tenons in 1.5 inch solid gables add detail to an otherwise, regular top surface. The client wanted clean lines, and simple but the addition of the aluminum clad legs adds that ‘urbanproduct’ edge. they seem to dissect the lower horizontal plane and are a great contrast to the dark of the walnut.
Belle is made from solid walnut, though looks as though it’s very thick steam bent plywood. An ebonised finish gives it the dark colouration [ a mixtured prepared in house with green tea, steel wool and white vinegar which causes a natural reaction with the tannins in many woods] Georgian Wire Glass gives the table an industrial feel and tapered angled legs give the table a very small footprint – ideal for small spaces.