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tephra console and shelf

 
 Console Table and matching wall shelf

Console Table and matching wall shelf

Tephra Series

This console table and matching wall shelf/mirror are the latest instalments in the Tephra series of furniture pieces leading on from the Tephra coffee table, created in 2016.

Tephra pieces are created from layers of Ash which are shaped and sculpted into a fluid, organic form. The layers of ash are representative of their volcanic namesake, laid down repeatedly during recurrent eruptions. As time passes these layers are broken down, eroded and reshaped by nature’s elements. Slowly the shape evolves, becomes more rounded and in some instances undermined to such a degree that its appearance becomes balance defying.

These pieces aim to reflect this natural occurrence not only in its flowing shape and structural make-up but also in its process of manufacture. The removal of material, layer by layer, little by little over time allows the table’s shape to form into a singular, flowing and smooth structure.

 Tephra Wall shelf

Tephra Wall shelf

Console Table

The console table hugs the wall it mounts to via invisible fixing puzzling the viewer about how it balances. It is designed to grace a hallway, entrance way or to create a focal point in any room or space. It is pictured here with its matching wall shelf which is created as a mirror image of the table. It is available to order in a left hand (as shown) or right hand orientation.

 

Wall Shelf/Mirror

The Tephra wall shelf is created as a mirror image of its matching console table although creates an equally impressive statement on its own as a stand-alone piece. It is fixed to the wall by invisible fixing built into its rear face and can be removed easily if required for room redecoration etc. It is available to order in a left hand (as shown) or right hand orientation. This piece is also available in mirror format where mirrored glass sits along the wall at the rear of the frame.