Introducing the BLAKE


The BLAKE table in situ (photograph by Mimi Gibion for Remodelista)

I call my latest table design the BLAKE as an homage to the pioneering surfer/shaper Tom Blake, inventor of the hollow surfboard.

BLAKE is a minimalist sculpture as much as a functional dining table, a floating white torsion box, compatible with Shaker and surfer alike.

The top is a seamless, folded miter skin of MDF around a honeycomb core, covered with six coats of a durable resin, polished to a high gloss. The legs are solid walnut, milled from horticultural salvage in Northern California, finished with hand-rubbed tung oil.

BLAKE is the latest in my ongoing exploration of tables and chairs and their relationship to community and place. BLAKE is available exclusively through TURPAN.

blake hollow board

tom blake