Art Becomes Furniture
The aim of this project was to recreate the artwork, 'Priority Shipping' 2017, as a bespoke coffee table. This piece was originally made from a shipping pallet, where I applied paint and metal to create a detailed surface texture. To turn it into a usable table, we deconstructed the pallet and kept only the top surface where the artworks image was displayed. With the help of a carpenter, we created a solid pine coffee table structure, ready to use and enjoy.
The last step was to encase and protect the artwork, at the same time as creating a hardwearing, usable table top. We chose to use a glass-cast epoxy resin, a specially formulated 'liquid glass' material which gives a crystal clear, high shine finish.
The table keeps some unique signs of its labour, like the subtle marks in the wood from pouring on the resin surface.
The table's dimensions are: 161.6 cm Length x 76.1 cm Width x 43 cm Height. Made from pine wood, acrylic paint, clear resin, epoxy resin, mild steel and stainless steel.