The Ethereal Desk is the first piece in Marc Fish’s Ethereal Series, his latest group of new works. In an exploration to develop new, innovative techniques for combining resin with his signature wood laminations, Fish created a revolutionary material that allows light to pass through frosted resin in varying levels of light and dark. Reflected off of the paper-thin wood veneers, the light takes on different shades, manipulated by the fluctuating spaces between the laminations. The effect is that of a constantly shifting, illuminated surface quality.
Ever inspired by elements of the natural world, Fish’s Ethereal Series mimics the delicacy of leaf structures with their complicated system of midribs and veins. The structure of the consoles have a ribbon-like delicacy that betrays their structural integrity. Fish’s masterful composition of creates the illusion of sloping surface despite being perfectly level.
In an exploration to develop new, innovative techniques Fish has pushed the limits of twenty-first century furniture design. Renowned furniture maker John Makepeace states, “In the Ethereal Series, Marc Fish has raised his practical and material virtuosity to an extraordinary new level. The blend of materials in the surface is especially beguiling.”
As Fish only creates a few select designs per year, his work is in high demand. Custom designs and finishes may be requested.
Medium: Sycamore, Acrylic
Dimensions: 25 1/2” H x 97 1/2” W x 28 3/4” D. 64.77 H x 247.65 W x 73.03 D cm
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