Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Designed and manufactured in USA by David Bondy from Prime Tech Cabinets Inc., this square-shaped coffee table is more like a piece of art than a piece of furniture. Its glossy structure has been beautifully handcrafted to take form of a miniature stadium or arena. The central part of the table features a series of carved rings that elegantly takes shape of a set of bleachers, stimulating a single teardrop-shaped stadium.
The initial concept of this exclusively, unique and impressive modern design of the table creates a look that throws an unparalleled look. The table that forms a shape like stadium, hence it is called ‘Colesseum’. This furniture piece reminds us of the well-known Colosseum amphitheater in Rome, Italy. The popular Flavian Amphitheatre has an oval architectural design, which is somewhat similar to the highlighting central section of the featured coffee table.
The gorgeous structure of the coffee table is made using a reconstituted handmade dyed Macassar Ebony Veneer sheet. This wooden sheet has been laid on both sides of a 3/4-inch MDF panel for the main block. Base gives impression of a solid block and is made from a Wenge PVC Thermo Foil fused on the MDF panel.
Each of the 16 steps of the table, both vertical and horizontal, conform the central detail and were cut and bonded by hand one by one in different stages onto a series of four staggered concentric pieces of 1 1/2″ MDF and then each step was carefully trimmed and smoothly sanded. Each section of the horizontal concentric shapes were made with another sheet of veneer to obtain as possible a continuous synchronization of wood grain lines, a characteristic look when you make any carved figure on a solid block of this kind of wood.