Faux Bois

If I hear the phrase "organic modernism" one more time, I'll have to stick a biodegradable knife through my ears. Many of us do like furniture that celebrates wood's natural beauty, but the world can take only so many tables made of tree stumps and salvaged timber. What I appreciate about Texas designer George Sacaris' Faux Bois collection: His tables, benches and stools are not machine-cast but, rather, shaped and welded by hand, the industrial aluminum carefully and cleverly manipulated by blow torch instead of woodworker's chisel. The resulting pieces are light in weight and spirit. Take one look at the highly polished copper-plated side table, and you'll be convinced that beyond the subversive humor is a level of craftsmanship that stands on its own. -- Craig Nakano
George Sacaris Studio
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