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"after webb" table

solid oak, 2016

 

this table was thought an an hommage to the architect philip webb (1831-1915), friend of william morris and one of the founders of the movement arts and crafts, which opposed during the 19th century a cultural resistance to the tyranny of the machine generated by the industrial revolution, and which aimed to the synthesis of arts, putting the artist and the artisan on an equal footing.

visiting standen house in sussex, a majestic country house designed by philip webb, we came across a table by him: a mahogany oval table with an hexagonal structure, which feet and stretchers had been turned by hand. we have reinterpreted the original and integrated the ethical and esthetic principles of the arts and crafts movement to obtain our own version, in oak, round and refined from any ornament.