12.26.2007

Problem solved

This room was a problem for us. Clearly, it's too skinny and to make matters worse, it's a main thoroughfare. A long time ago this was the patio of the original house and when it was turned into a room, they didn't make it any bigger, which was something it needed. We measured carefully (several times) and picked this lovely leather sofa and chair. There's not enough space between them for a "normal" coffee table. Kim and I scratched our heads and pondered what we could do for a table. We sketched out a couple of ideas. I truly admire how Kim solves a problem. He brings such creativity and playfulness to it. Then he competently executes it.

To solve the problem of the too skinny room, the table had to be very very thin at one end, so it would fit between the sofa and the chair. There was a little bit more room on the other end. His design is so elegant, so simple, and solves the problem so exactly rightly.

He wanted it to resemble a musical instrument. I think he succeeded, don't you?

2 comments:

missburrows said...

The table has a very graceful flow to it. It reminds me of a fan or a waterfall.

Lauri said...

This is just too beautiful, I can't wait to show Greg this picture. He always tries to solve problems in interesting ways too, and loves working with wood too. The curving lines must have been difficult, and it really does look like something musical. Hurrah, nice job!