"Cinderella" Table (edition of 20)
New technology often inspires artists to rethink traditional forms and create objects of great originality. In this instance, the designer has worked largely on a computer to realize his design. He began with a birch plywood cube, a modern building material, and two traditional images, of a Baroque table and a bombé chest (a low cabinet with serpentine curves), which he conflated and morphed on his computer. He then divided his design into fifty-seven virtual slices, or cross-sections, and utilizing a computer numerical controlled (CNC) laser, cut the cube from two directions simultaneously to create a silhouette with complex compound curves. The table is composed of 741 layers of birch plywood. It was limited to an edition of twenty that is now sold out.
CNC-cut birch plywood
31 3/4 x 39 7/8 x 52 1/2 in. (80.6 x 101.3 x 133.4 cm) (show scale)
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Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
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Jeroen Verhoeven (Dutch, born 1976). "Cinderella" Table (edition of 20), 2005. CNC-cut birch plywood, 31 3/4 x 39 7/8 x 52 1/2 in. (80.6 x 101.3 x 133.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2007.21.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.21.1_view1_PS2.jpg)
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Three sided table on three integral legs comprised of thin vertical lamina alternating in light and dark birch plywood. Undulating contours throughout. Solid hypotenuse connects proper left upper corner of longer side in descending diagonally-oriented curves toward proper right of shorter side. The two sides that form a right angle are both hollowed out and form at their intersection a slender, tapering concave leg. Short sides connected by undulating heart-shaped integral stretcher. All surfaces sanded smooth.
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