Marc Fish, Ethereal Series Console Pair, UK, 2019
Renowned furniture maker Marc Fish has developed a new light-retaining material by combining resin with paper-thin wood laminations that creates the illusion of being illuminated. This revolutionary technique allows light to pass through frosted resin creating varying levels of light and dark. Manipulated by the fluctuating spaces between the wood laminations, the light takes on different shades. The effect is that of a constantly shifting, illuminated surface.
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: 32” H x 37 1/2” W x 13” D, 81.28 H x 95.25 W x 33.02 D cm
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