In this small space I wanted something dramatic, something emotionally large, while being elegant and soft. The most dramatic feature of the table are the stilt-like hand turned legs inspired by the moko jumbie/stilt walkers, a feature of our Carnival celebrations. The bean like table top was in response to the space and added to creating a sense of ease of accessing the window side of the table. Due to the table top shape the legs are asymetrical exaggerating the splay of the legs and its relationship to the table top and the floor. At the centre of the table there is a storage compartment so items can quickly be put away at a moments notice.
I have a significant interest in bringing different makers together via a single project. In most instances they never meet but their work does. Both traditional and contemporary forms of manufacturing were employed for this project. The legs are turned by a craftsman who only does woodturning, the table top was a mix of a joiner (who created the mahogany sheet) and a workshop specialising in CNC routing, the core/storage compartment of the table was cut and bent by one craftsman then welded together by another. The core/storage compartment was then powder coated by Panland Trinidad & Tobago a manufacturer of our national instrument the steel pan.