BLOCK Stool / Table
PLANEfurniture emerges out of the idea that form should inspire; and these forms should function effortlessly. How does one suspend a body in air? Minimalism with character. Although there is rigor and formalism in the planning of PLANEfurniture, the finished pieces are casual, pleasing, and human-friendly. How we sit and how we see design is at the root of this collection. Sophistication and refinement do not preclude modesty and abbreviation. There is a deep pleasure that can be derived from simplicity. There can be a truly luxurious feeling aroused by humble handmade objects. There is a timeless dimension to PLANEfurniture. It attempts to echo the pioneering works of the modernist, avant-garde designers; yet it is contemporary, as all good ideas are. The furniture and objects from PLANEfurniture, because of their neutral forms and minimal physical and psychological space they occupy, coexist seamlessly with other good designs - even objects from an entirely different visual vocabulary, country of origin, or era.
PLANEfurniture is an idea whose time has come: the concept is to create unfussy, beautiful furniture that makes you think, holds your body, eases your mind, and sits well within your budget. Four series - the PLANKseries, WEDGEseries, BLOCKseries, and RODseries - round out the indoor/outdoor roster of planar wood and steel rod designs. The results are pieces that can populate any domestic interior and rekindle the pleasure of simplicity.
PLANEfurniture is in the permanent collections of SFMOMA, The Palm Springs Museum, and the Univesity of California, Santa Barbara (ADC, Architecture and Design Collection, Gebhard Archives).
The BLOCKseries could be seen as Boyd's homage to De Stijl in its asymmetrical geometry and its juxtaposition of planes and square rods defining surfaces and volumes. Half closed, half open, BLOCK tables come in varying heights, but employ the same wood elements for each. Unlike the chairs, where the components and the outline are paired to a minimum, BLOCK represents a layering of parts, and an elaboration of the assembly. There is also a coffee table that accommodates a square of glass on a cruciform base.
Pictured here in Oak, and another with a painted finish.
Base price: Douglas Fir, Walnut, Oak, Mahogany, Ash, or Teak
Custom quote available for: Zebrawood, or Wenge
Finish options: Oiled, Stained, Painted, or Charred
Tailored cushion available.
H22 x W15 x D17 "
Please call 213.928.0997 to confirm purchase and arrange shipping.