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 The Missisquoi collection is a series of numbered one-of-a–kind pieces that are born from reflections on building contemporary furniture in a natural, rural environment. The furniture attempts to illustrate a conversation between the fabricated and the elemental, a dichotomy of control vs. imperfection and our emotional response to such contrasting material qualities. The singularity of the end tables, each designed and built from a unique found stone from the Missisquoi river valley, makes for one of-a-kind collectible pieces of functional art. The collection of side tables or end tables, debuted during NY Design Week 2017 at Sight Unseen Offsite.  ©Simon Johns 2017
       
     
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Missisquoi 01

Missisquoi 01 is a numbered and asymmetrical two-part coffee table, with a space that divides it as the river divides the Missisquoi Valley. The stone and plank that support the two parts form a continuous axis end to end, through the divide. The beauty of the raw stone converses with the delicate craftsmanship of the wood plateau. The perimeter of the table’s parts is tapered down to a thin edge, evoking the strength of steel plate and recalling the sculptures of Richard Serra. The two separate pieces are meant to be together as one composition, 4’’ apart, but could also be separated for specific applications.

2017, limited edition of 13 (to each one it’s unique stone), solid blackened ash, found stone from the Missisquoi valley.

Dimensions: 24'' H X 56'' W X 17''D

©Simon Johns 2017

 The Missisquoi collection is a series of numbered one-of-a–kind pieces that are born from reflections on building contemporary furniture in a natural, rural environment. The furniture attempts to illustrate a conversation between the fabricated and the elemental, a dichotomy of control vs. imperfection and our emotional response to such contrasting material qualities. The singularity of the end tables, each designed and built from a unique found stone from the Missisquoi river valley, makes for one of-a-kind collectible pieces of functional art. The collection of side tables or end tables, debuted during NY Design Week 2017 at Sight Unseen Offsite.  ©Simon Johns 2017
       
     

The Missisquoi collection is a series of numbered one-of-a–kind pieces that are born from reflections on building contemporary furniture in a natural, rural environment. The furniture attempts to illustrate a conversation between the fabricated and the elemental, a dichotomy of control vs. imperfection and our emotional response to such contrasting material qualities. The singularity of the end tables, each designed and built from a unique found stone from the Missisquoi river valley, makes for one of-a-kind collectible pieces of functional art. The collection of side tables or end tables, debuted during NY Design Week 2017 at Sight Unseen Offsite.

©Simon Johns 2017

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