“Small is beautiful” and “sustainability” are guiding principles in all of Brian Rayner’s creations. These beautifully small tables often utilize wood pieces cut from ends of wood used in other works, and wood salvaged from the forest floor. These distinctive tables stand alone or provide balance to your favorite chair. See more
Certainly Charles Rennie Mackintosh. As a precursor to the Art Nouveau movement, his style greatly influenced design of the 1900’s. I also admire Shaker furniture and turn of the century lesser known names like Henry van de Velde, a Belgian, and the Spaniard, Gaudi, who utilized organic forms.
Brian Rayner’s hall and coffee tables are always a favorite. His most popular furniture pieces, these distinctive styles harkening back to tradition but have a modern sense of dimension.
The “Neo-Danish” style has tapered, delicate legs with outside corner inlay. A three inch frame encloses a figured wood panel of complementary color with accents of inlay and stone – malachite, lapis or turquoise – at each corner to create a beautifully original top.
I created tapered legs for Neo-danish tables with tapered thin slices of wood, I then glue them up in alternating tones, frame them out in rectangular form add a pedestal and Voila’ The fan Table.
Organic tables are the product of degraded but still vibrant forest floor. Tree trunks hollowed out by time and weather, some shaping, sanding, and joinery are my tools to create an unusual life-like base and one-of-a-kind organic table.