bow tie table

MATERIALS

Mirror polished naval bronze

Low-iron (ultraclear) glass

DIMENSIONS

Height: 1’-6”

Width: 1’-8”

Length: 4’-0”

ABOUT THE OBJECT

The bow tie table is the first piece in our ongoing exploration of glass as a furniture element. The result became a simple coffee table constructed of three pieces of glass where the connection between them exhibits its own character and form derived from the function it serves.  The four bronze fittings that hold the table together are tapered in the middle, pinching down to the smallest square section possible to maintain the strength needed to support the table itself and the items placed upon it.  Where these fittings touch the glass, their form changes – spreading out to create just enough surface area for a secure bonded connection.