May 29, 2011
I just finished re-visiting a design done several years ago, rethinking the elements using the “live edge” of a tree crotch board for the table top.
The table is for a house that features a Ferd Schleimann coffee table. Mr. Schleimann was a 1939 graduate of the Oakland School of Arts and Crafts. He was also a walnut farmer from Zamora, California who took up furniture making and began to work in an organic and distinctive style. This lamp table is a reflection upon this farmer/artist’s work and will be used in the same room.
The hardware is an unusual application of track lighting manufactured by Alfa Lighting of San Francisco. This elegantly machined and fabricated 12 volt lighting system creates an excellent lamp for displaying a piece of sculpture, a flower or for reading. The lamp is directional and many hand-blown glass shades are available.