Leaf - ripple sycamore dining table

leaf dining table

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A contemporary dining table echoing the tropical leaves through the dining room window.

This architectural dining table was made for the ultra-modern house of a precision engineer.The client had clear ideas about the shape of the top and leg units that he wanted.  So I used the layout and figuring of the veneer to relate these two elements. The lines of the grain follow the leg angles, while the rippling in the sycamore creates a diamond pattern that gives the table a central focus.

I was also wanted to give the surface a leaf-like quality to relate it to the tropical plants in the atrium which can be seen through dining room’s glass wall.

contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker

contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker

contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker

contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker

contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker

The table includes two raised end panels to be used when seating a smaller number of diners.  With flowers or sculptural ornaments and appropriate lighting these panels create a more intimate central dining area for 6 to 8.Needless to say, precision and finesse were a major priority throughout this project.contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker

contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker

contemporary dining table by Grant Sonnex - furniture designer and maker