A corner-table with two drawers, made from oak and maple. Courtlands is a study on a cube, named for my family home. Through the imposition of the cubic dimensions I am exploring themes of confinement and restriction.
A playful, minimalist piece, it subverts the convention of drawers existing on the same plane; having them instead at right angles to each other. The drawers therefore open into the space of the ‘cube’, thus maintaining constant overall-dimensions when in use. The drawers, though separate in space, act as supports for each other; evident where the inside corner of the lower-shelf hangs dramatically in space.
The use of untreated maple for the drawers creates a striking contrast with the rest of the table, emphasising the warm tones of the oiled oak.