A question of balance
With the Koya desk, Marie Christine Dorner continues to explore her concept, ‘Matière matters’, first launched in 2004 : the search for beauty does not necessarily mean the creation of new forms but may well involve revealing the nobility of the material used when it is well worked. Here it is ash, worked into various shapes, which is being honoured : solid blocks, solid turned ash, sculpted ash, perhaps augmented with fabric screens to protect them from the light (and to protect other screens – those of computers – from glare) and preserve intimacy. With the materials used, ‘old-style’ turned wood, the symbolism of the perching bird, the poetry of the fabric screens evocative of washing left to dry on lines, the Koya desk is evocative of nature, a cabin nestling at the bottom of the garden. But it is Marie Christine Dorner who can best describe all this : “The Koya desk is a refuge for working, concentrating, reflecting, imagining. With its fabric screens simply hung from rails, it becomes a hideout, a domestic cabin. Its architectured structure makes its own little universe in a loft or large apartment, the piece makes its own space. With or without screens, it enables one to create one’s own personal space around oneself, personalizing it by hooking up a light, placing a candle lamp on the shelf, adding a photo, books, putting one’s papers on the shelf beneath the desk top. It will appeal to adults and children alike. And the bird watches over this island of tranquillity.”
|Table finish||four-legged table|
|Table top shape||rectangular|
shades of brown
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