saarinen tableby Robert Cannon $3200.00
- the story
Artist Robert Cannon's body of work plays with the interplay of organic forms and modern materials, natural landscapes and man-made systems. Now, his work has branched out beyond exhibition work, bringing Cannon's unique vision to decorative and furniture design.
In this extraordinary table, Cannon crosses his green aesthetic with the iconic work of mid-century designer and architect, Eero Saarinen. Saarinen is perhaps most widely known as the designer of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, but another seminal work was the tulip table, which did away with the four intrusive legs of a traditional table in favor of a single, curvaceous pillar. Here, Cannon takes the silhouette of that base, but has it blossom into a landscape that begins beneath the glass table top and rises up out of a central opening in the surface. In this space you can create your own miniature garden world, using ferns, moss, air plants, succulents or other greenery.
The table is hand-built using durable, weather-resistant cement, and can be used indoors or out. It offers a welcoming bridge between the manmade and the natural, whether it's placed in a cozy nook for you to enjoy some greenery with your afternoon tea, or out in the garden, where it invites people to sit and linger. Handmade in Hamilton, NJ.
Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.
- Item ID
- Made from
- reinforced cement
- 72" L x 52" W x 56" H; 250lbs.
- Rocks and moss not included.
Care: rinse clean with water.
- the maker
In 1996, American sculptor/inventor Robert Cannon began creating a body of work with the goal of reconnecting physical nature and modern culture that he called Terraforms. Terraforms are living sculptures that integrate inhabitable landscapes with man-made forms and systems.
In 2012, expanding his sculpture practice and furthering his passion for great design, he incorporated Opiary, as his green design lab. collection
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