Annex Table by Joe Doucet
Annex is a signed and numbered edition commissioned by the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Made completely of hand-honed marble, the tables use only gravity to securely join them together.
"The contradiction between the notion of self-assembly and such a luxury material was the point of the pieces – a high-value piece of furniture, with almost no waste and delivered in the most efficient form possible."
"I chose an Arabesque white marble, as the subtle change in grain direction accentuates the support tabs which form the X shape on top of the tables,"
"The sheets are milled to a precise thickness, then water-jet cut, and then hand-honed. I wanted each piece to have a specific texture that I likened to touching the leg of Michelangelo's David."
The tables were unveiled during New York Design Week, that took place May 2014.
Photography by Kendall Mills