The BLAKE table in situ (photograph by Mimi Gibion for Remodelista)
I call my latest table design the BLAKE as an homage to the pioneeringÂ 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.