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Vertebrae Conference Table by ou8nrtist2 Vertebrae Conference Table by ou8nrtist2
I feel like I've just given birth,LOL,though the gestation period was rather short (two weeks).
Some great new clients in L.A. who run a studio called"Almost Human",that make monsters and other animatronic devices for movies and television commissioned me to make a heavy industrial conference table with "some added attraction",but they also needed it by the 9th for some important meeting...
After frenetic email exchanges,I persuaded them that what they needed was an organic feature to really make this piece memorable. The model was a gray whale vertebrae. The parts for the spine are mostly forged with the trip hammer,and each individual vertebrae slides over a square tube that was rolled to an appropriate arch so that in the end use the "wing sections" of these vertebrae will not obstruct the knees of anyone drawing their chair close up to the table. Remember;"Form Follows Function",so it has to WORK as a conference table first before any aesthetic embellishment is imposed upon the design...They will have a 4' x 9' piece of thick glass on the top. The dorsal sections of the vertebrae are graduated in size so as to form a nearly parallel ridge just beneath the glass.
All welded and forged steel -33"wide by 86"long by 30" high.
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ever so cool... :D
i didn`t check your gallery yet, maybe i should - to find out if you made someting "trilobitish" already - that would be very cool either... :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional
Not yet ,but I'm planning to...
I've started the reference file of photos.that's the first step...
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sounds really cool - i`ve looked at some of your works and they they go pretty much in that direction already... :D
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tejadesigns Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Most excellent!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional
Thank you Teja...
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Sovriin Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
As tables go, that is a seriously damn awesome one. Love the vertebrae, looks surprisingly elegant against the bulkiness of the table legs. Awesome.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional
I liked working on the piece but it went out so quickly I didn't really have much of a chance to enjoy it.
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ArmoredKoi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh wow, this is really cool.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional
Thank you...
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scottwheels59 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you know and we know that this is a great work.
very cool
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