Marc Fish Mollusque Low-table – Todd Merrill
Marc Fish’s journey exploring the Victorian obsession with natural history continues with the naturally inspired futuristic design of his unique “Mollusque” Low-table. “Mollusque” is an oversized representation of displayed artifacts in the sense of 19th century curiosity. Fish’s work has become timeless with elements mixing fictional eras. The artist’s work could be described as mixing the visual depth, richness romanticism of Dickensian London and the futurism of Jules Verne. The unique complex technique Fish has developed for achieving a double compound curved solid wood item has been only used before in the design of his “Nautilus” shell tables. The combination of this new technique and the copper internal surface adds a new dimension of visual richness.
Marc Fish and the ‘robinson house studio’ have quickly achieved international acclaim. The limited nature of the Signature series (only one new design is produced each year), and all made by hand, makes his work highly collectable. The artist is constantly striving to blur the traditional boundaries of furniture, art, design and sculpture: “it is not my intention to be allocated a particular style or to be described within a preconceived discipline. I want my work to transcend these barriers” His pieces are not constructed using a rigid design process, they are the result of an evolution of ideas: an initial concept comes together in a process of innovation and experimentation.
Last year Fish was awarded the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers’ highest award: the Claxton Stevens Award. L’Orchidée, completed in 2010 was awarded a Guild Mark and then the Claxton Stevens Award; which is given to the best Guild Mark piece of any given year. Recently Marc Fish’s work has achieved substantial success at auction with the October 2012 sale of his “Nautilus” table at Christies, UK.
2000mm L x 1290 W x Overall Height 1020mm/Glass Height 450mm
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