Te Reo Furniture - Tepu Coffee Table
Tepu coffee table - limited edition of ten
'Tepu' means table. "It's where I sit my coffee as I take time out to dwell."
Dimensions: 1000mm long x 470mm high x 610mm wide
Inspiration: Shane's new collection of Te Reo furniture explores his maori heritage through creative experimentation... "born from my desire to focus on a work-life balance, reminding myself to slow down, take a breath, sit, settle, look and listen, these pieces help to connect my soul to my surroundings" Expressing his art now through form and function, the canvas is translated from the wall to the floor. Each piece is limited in numbers starting from tahi (one) to tekau (ten), with individually engraved motifs on each. Designed to be simple, subtle and sure, they are made of flat cut pieces, which slot together to make one secure unit with no fastenings e.g. glue, screws or nails.
Materials: This piece combines two finishes of top grade birch - laminated white translucent film on both faces of birch ply with natural finished birch plywood. They use the same basic template design and are numbered individually from tahi to tekau. Each piece is engraved with a koru motif. These arrive flat packed with instructions on simple assembly.