Nautilus 2011 has come about with the support of exceptional clients. The role of a client is usually that of financial reward as a compromise for artistic freedom. The ideal clients enjoy the process of giving the artist freedom to express his or her true creativity. Then, and only then, can truly exceptional work be created. Nautilus was born in this environment: an experimental piece that has embraced modern computer aided technology and combined it with innovative constructional techniques. The layering of over 4000 individual pieces of walnut and sycamore veneer has created the logarithmic spiral found within the Nautilus shell. The proportions of the Nautilus shell never change, no matter how large their growth: these proportions follow the classical order of the Golden Ratio. A more perfect form might not be found. This perfection commonly found in nature is often the source of inspiration. The table has a texture which replicates the outside of the shell, created by hand carving the fluted growth patterns. Inside a satin sheen has been created which runs smoothly round into the chambered area replicated in Japanese lace paper.
Sycamore, Walnut, Glass, aluminum & Japanese paper
THIS IS THE LAST EXAMPLE, NO 5, REMAINING FROM A STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION OF FIVE ONLY.
|Sycamore, Walnut & Glass
|H 45cm x W 200cm x D 150cm
|From an edition of 5 this is the last remaining. There will be no further editions.
By arrangement with Makers' Eye