April 18, 2018
Cristina Celestino is showing her Caryllon Coffee Tables for GmbH at this year’s Salone del Mobile (Hall 20 Booth D07, should you be lucky enough to attend).
Patterned after vintage Caryllon marquetry, the tables feature perpendicularly intersecting lengths of wood with a decorative straw finish—“ a sophisticated inlay technique created with strips of straw dyed in characteristic Art Deco color.”
The technique, and the final product, pays homage to the lineage of GmbH, since founder Michael Thonet cut his proverbial teeth as a cabinet maker.
In this iteration, the surfacing technique has manifested in a singular piece with both textural and aesthetic appeal. The effect of the color inlay atop the wood is subtly psychedelic, the different patterns jumping forth and receding in a sort of M.C. Escher phenomenon that tricks the eye into seeing a third dimension.
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Posted April 18, 2018 by Joseph Starr