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Commission for a Conference Table in an Historic House

Commission for a Conference Table in an Historic House

The Brief : A Table to seat 32 persons in comfort in a Jacobean Hall.

I designed, drew up, and adjusted to the wishes of the client, a working plan with the top and legs suitably scaled to be both strong and elegant. The surface was specified to be carefully coloured and adzed to create a subtle and warm aged effect to complement the ambiance of the hall and it’s huge historic fireplace and furnishings.

The solution agreed was for a 14’6” central refectory table with 20” extensions flanked by two 48” pedestal tables, the tops connected by secret links to provide a continuous surface. Specially sourced timber was located with fine figuring and grain, and length to make the enormous central table and the build began in January with a projected delivery in mid Febuary. The completed tables were duly delivered and assembled in the hall to absolute satisfaction of the client. They looked magnificent and a perfect solution for the space.

I have over twenty years experience specifying my range of tables, chairs and servers, interpreting clients’ needs and preferences within the context of their interiors, and enjoy the challenge of finding each unique design solution.