COFFEETABLE RAILROAD INLAY
by Thierry Jeannot, 2017
MATERIALS: Antique tropical wood (salvaged railway tiers), inlaid with brass in geometrical patterns. Bronze frame and feet.
SIZE: L 176.5 x W 73.6 x H 39.6 cm // L 69.49 x W 28.98 x H 15.59 in
This unique coffee table was constructed from salvaged antique railroad ties of tropical woods. These ties somehow plentiful a century ago are today a rare find. They are set in bronze legs, crafted out of recycled bronze in the lost-wax casting technique. The brass inlay work interplays with the grain pattern found in the wood, creating a strong composition of design and materials.