Beam is a multifunction low table/TV bench made by an old wood, equipped with lead-painted metal top. The rustic appearance of wood, deliberately not treated, allows to exploit its full expressive value. The Irregularities of this old wood have to be considered a quality and not a defect, which thus characterizes each piece.
Width: 220/270 cm
Depth: 60 cm
Height: 35 cm
During a one week workshop at Depot Basel, I produced a small series of tables.
No glue, no screws just a panel wedged in a beam
Design by DAMIEN GERNAY, 2013
His approach of the object is determined by a sensitive outlook on today’s world. He attempt to translate in 3 dimensions a world of perception: touch becomes volume, visual becomes color, and frequency becomes shape. Material has its own vocabulary, he attempt to compose with it, to create my own language, based on applying, superimposing and confrontating different materials. Therefore the object gets a meaning. It evokes, insinuates, questions. Single or multiple, its meaning becomes coherent.