I've always loved parquet flooring since I was a child. For me it speaks to an lush a luxurious type of flooring, one that you can gleam involves a lot of time and craftsmanship. I began in 2012 with my first Parquet Table top, and have loved the effect
Here I explore the versatility of parquet, beyond flooring to things like tables and now ornamental fixtures/wall panels like this one.
I sat adjacent to Constantine Tohme at a large wood table in his open concept live/work studio. As we settled in and exchanged introductions, I scanned his apartment - gazing at the various pieces of furniture, lighting, and art objects that seem to pull me in with an unapologetic magnetism.
Making use of multiple casting forms has allowed me to cut the weight of these conventionally heavy tables by more than half.