Kyoto Coffee Table
In the late 1950’s/early 1960’s teams of Timber Millers toured the floodplains of Oxley in North East Victoria, milling Red Gum timber into 4 x 4 fence posts for sale in Melbourne. In those days Red Gum was valued more for it’s durability and toughness, rather than it’s exceptional beauty. Consequently the Timber Millers left behind many unique slabs of Red Gum that they could mill no further fence posts from. These slabs lay on the river flats and were subjected to, and moved around by flood waters before being rescued in 2014 to begin a new life accentuating their true natural beauty in one-off pieces of bespoke furniture.The natural grains and astonishing range of colours, due to age and exposure to the elements are exceptional. No two are alike, making each sustainably produced piece of furniture a truly unique, one-off, with zero impact on the environment.
The latest creation from the Miller Slab Collection, this stunning Kyoto Coffee Table lovingly hand tooled to realize the full potential of the beautiful timber by Artisan Geoff Simpson & Craftsman Mike who love to create a fusion with timber and recycled metal resulting in unique pieces filled with history, character & life. The beautifully weathered and aged slab top has been hand-finished with natural bees wax revealing an astonishing palette of red gum colour variations from light to dark. Whilst the Kyoto-design inspired magazine-rack of hand-forged steel springs (horse-drawn gig circa 1920’s) & footings (1950’s tray-truck) contrast beautifully with the exquisite lines of the beautifully book-matched pedestal end legs.