The Shale Low Table sits on the floor, and a warm chrome geometric form emerges from one side. This part reflects the light in the room, in a slightly distorted way, and contrasts dramatically with it's blackened ash counterpart.
2018, open edition, hand carved Blackened Ash, Chromed Steel
Dimensions: 24'' Wide X 37'' long X 16.25 High
©Simon Johns 2018
The Shale Collection consists of a credenza and a coffee table, made with solid Ash wood and mirror or chrome plated steel. The particularity of these pieces lies within the textures, one reminiscent of stone, hand carved in solid ash, and the other cool and crisp, either mirror or chrome, for the credenza and table respectively.
The Shale Collection's name was inspired by the cliffs outside Simon Johns' studio, in the Missisquoi Valley in Quebec. Shale is a type of rock formation that tends to split and erode in layers, leaving behind a layered and random composition of textures. The mapping of the composition of this cliff was sketched on to the two pieces of the collection, and carved out in layers, with a router and a chisel.