40 East End, Photo by Michael Kleinberg.
Medium: Brass, blackened steel
Total diameter: 42"
Dimensions of three sections as follows:
H: 13.75" x W: 25.75" x D: 21"
H: 13.75" x W: 24.75" x D: 29.5"
H: 13.75" x W: 18.5" x D: 30.5"
This beautiful coffee table, topped in dappled brass and supported by blackened steel legs, is not merely a work of supreme craftsmanship -- this beautifully amorphous creation functions with an elegant simplicity befitting its form, pulling apart into three modular pieces.
Drawing from his knowledge of art and design (in addition to his architectural expertise), Douglas Fanning continually pushes the boundaries between form and physics to create clean, fluid, yet uncompromisingly daring pieces. In short, his multi-disciplined work harnesses a seamless creative dialogue between intellectual exploration and the organic realization of ideas.