NB Table cont’d – Victorian Blackwood
So maybe you don’t go so far as to slide down a steep road on a tabletop or to create small campfires on a tabletop.
Try as we all do, inevitably accidents happen through general use and scratches, dings, wear and tear happen. The product still functions as it should, however these new marks from use will devalue the object in most minds.
I urge you the consumer, the maker and the designer to consider the function of a product and how it affects the way you live, and more importantly buy, make and design to the highest quality, so that products can be used without protection, while achieving their function. Lastly, I urge you to see value in the maker’s mark, the impure, the warped, the tarnished, that which is marked by time. It’s time to revaluate and seek to understand the misunderstood.
‘Once I discovered how much fun it was to become active in the process of making, maintaining, and modifying the things I use and consume everyday, the little flaws, quirks, and imperfections in my handiwork stopped becoming shameful and instead felt like badges of honor.’ A. C. BENSON.
Victorian Blackwood 700 mm (W) x 750 mm (H) x 1400 mm (L)