love this table by furniture designer paul loebach. he calls it “watson table” for the scientist who discovered the structure of DNA. it also refers to the “barley twist” in traditional english and american wood work.
laminated carbon fiber and wood give the legs strength and grace.
also love the blanket designed by loebach and jessie hensen — “nothing lost” — made of two pieces of felted wool, laser cut, and reassembled. no waste. inspired by 19th century american quilters quoting the bible.
both are nice examples of alluding to tradition with contemporary materials and methods. craftsmanship is key.
visit loebach’s website here: http://paulloebach.com