Borer Stool seen in the first image above, made of emerald ash with abalone inlays.
The proportions of the stool are very common in Asia but unusual in the west. It looks too narrow and anemic but it can support two people comfortably. It's made of ash and the attachments are capped with abalone shell. The inlaying technique references traditional, ornate Asian furniture but is used in a Bauhaus manner to highlight the construction of the piece. The object came to us after hearing a radio program about the emerald ash borer, this beautiful beetle that is decimating the ash population. The story gave us a mental image of a iridescent green dot on a piece of ash.
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(Images: Liana Walker)