NY designer Peter Harrison has designed and built a really cool hall table for those seeking a clean, modern look and excellent hand craftsmanship. Known for his use of nontraditional joinery in fine, handmade, limited production furniture, the award winning designer has taken his work to a new level with the introduction of his latest design, the Divergence Table.
The Divergence Table is an evolutionary step in Harrison’s embrace of nontraditional furniture fabrication, as it uses an aluminum corner bracket to join the legs to the top. The bracket, which is hand fabricated from a massive block of aluminum, is the first time when the mechanical joinery of his work surpasses the complexity of traditional joinery. Although the Divergence Table represents a distinct step from Harrison’s previous pieces, it remains true to his aesthetic vision which celebrates materials and maintains a pure feeling that is modern without being devoid of details.
The Divergence Table is 60” wide, 12” deep and 36” tall in standard form; custom sizes are available. The one piece aluminum corner brackets have a brushed finish, and are attached with exposed stainless inserts. The brackets define the table’s design plus complement the stainless steel cables and jet black Sapele hardwood. The cables are quite striking and can be found in many Harrison pieces as a key visual element. Specially manufactured for the rigging of sailboats, the cables are quite flexible, and will not kink. Each cable is individually attached to the table with a seamless aluminum fastening system that is simple yet elegant.
Peter Harrison is known for design and craftsmanship that celebrates materials and maintains a pure feeling that is modern without being devoid of details. “In my work the visual function is as important as the actual function”, says Harrison. “I strive for my furniture to entice the viewer from across the room and captivate them upon closer inspection.” The Divergence Table certainly meets this criteria. For more information on Peter Harrison and his designs, go to www.peterharrison.com.
Peter Harrison was born in 1973 and grew up in New York city. He graduated with a BFA from the woodworking and furniture design program at RIT in 1996. Upon graduating he began producing his art full time. In 2008, he completed a new studio just outside of Saratoga Springs NY. In 2007 he participated in the prestigious International Turning Exchange residency sponsored by the Woodturning Center in Philadelphia. He was awarded a NYFA (New York Foundation of the Arts) grant in 2001. His work has journeyed from one-of-a-kind furniture, to sculpture, to his present line of handmade limited production furniture.
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info sourced at Peter Harrison Presskit and peterharrison.com