Table

2000

Patinated bronze and glass

Collection of the artist

“On seeing an exhibition of Diego Giacometti’s furniture early in the 1980’s, I wondered why I had never made any. This inspired me to design and make a number of functional works. I have never felt that art and function need to be kept apart. On the contrary, considering function can often inform and allow an initial aesthetic or conceptual work to develop in different directions. Specialisation is a recent phenomena. Renaissance artists, like Leonardo da Vinci not only painted but designed armaments, castles and fortresses.” Liliane Lijn

The table’s web-like structure was cast in Bronze from a plaster form and patinated to give it a green hue. The glass top has frosted segments which adds another dimension to the web.