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Paul Loebach

Watson Table, 2011

American birch and carbon fiber
29 1/10 × 61 4/5 × 40 1/5 in
74 × 157 × 102 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Burj Hammoud - Beirut
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Provenance
Carwan Gallery
Burj Hammoud - Beirut
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The Watson Table is named after James Watson, the American scientist famous for discovering the …

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The Watson Table is named after James Watson, the American scientist famous for discovering the helical structure of DNA. The form is inspired by English furniture of the late 1600's, with its distinctive open wood turnings, sometimes called ''barley twists''. The designer was interested in …

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Design/Decorative Art
Paul Loebach
American
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Brooklyn-based furniture designer Paul Loebach comes from a long line of German woodworkers and industrial designers, and at first many of his designs appear like clean, simple expressions in wood. In reality, the designer experiments with cutting-edge materials and methods, creating pieces like the Watson table, named after one of the scientists who discovered the structure of DNA, for its molded helix-shaped wood and carbon composite legs, and the Tocotta and Fuga chairs, which combine handcraft with computer technology. Inspired by “the notion of ‘the unknown craftsman’ and the evolution of objects over time,” as well as designers like Gio Ponti and George Nakashima, Loebach creates products like his punchy, primary-colored chairs and step stools that seem both timeless and of the moment.

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About the work
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Carwan Gallery
Burj Hammoud - Beirut
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The Watson Table is named after James Watson, the American scientist famous for discovering the …

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The Watson Table is named after James Watson, the American scientist famous for discovering the helical structure of DNA. The form is inspired by English furniture of the late 1600's, with its distinctive open wood turnings, sometimes called ''barley twists''. The designer was interested in …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Paul Loebach
American
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Brooklyn-based furniture designer Paul Loebach comes from a long line of German woodworkers and industrial designers, and at first many of his designs appear like clean, simple expressions in wood. In reality, the designer experiments with cutting-edge materials and methods, creating pieces like the Watson table, named after one of the scientists who discovered the structure of DNA, for its molded helix-shaped wood and carbon composite legs, and the Tocotta and Fuga chairs, which combine handcraft with computer technology. Inspired by “the notion of ‘the unknown craftsman’ and the evolution of objects over time,” as well as designers like Gio Ponti and George Nakashima, Loebach creates products like his punchy, primary-colored chairs and step stools that seem both timeless and of the moment.

Paul Loebach

Watson Table, 2011

American birch and carbon fiber
29 1/10 × 61 4/5 × 40 1/5 in
74 × 157 × 102 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Burj Hammoud - Beirut
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