DON HOWELL "UPSTATE DECO" SIDE TABLE, 2011
While the scale of Don Howell's "Upstate Deco" side table is perfect for a cocktail or small stack of books, this creation begs to be kept clear of any distraction in order for its asymmetrical beauty to be fully appreciated.
Like most of Howell's works, from each angle there is a structural or aesthetic element to admire.
The top of the table is created from a single piece of Maple.
The intricate black ink-like design that covers the surface and side is the result of spalting.
The base, made of solid and bent dark walnut, has a different architecture on each side.
The dual curved bands, Art Deco inspired, are both structural and decorative.
This is a small, but great example of Howell's sculptural but functional furniture design.
Don Howell’s first career was in the fashion world, including 9 years as Design Director at John Varvatos.
In 2009, he resigned from this major position to dedicate himself to the creation of studio furniture.
An expert craftsman, Howell has spent the last few years refining his techniques and aesthetic, slowly hand-making heirloom-quality furniture for his friends and family using the finest hardwoods and burls.
Maple and walnut.
19"H 16"W 14.5"D