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Carved Canyon Sculpted Coffee Table

Dimensions: 160 cm x 90 cm x 42 cm high
Materials: Cherry and glass

This sculpted coffee table displays a variety of textures which add richness and depth to the geologically inspired forms. The inspiration for this piece of art furniture came from the desert landscape near Kimchi’s home.

Desert Canyon Sculpted Coffee Table

Dimensions: 150 cm x 90 cm x 40 cm high
Materials: Mahogany wood, glass

The inspiration for this piece of functional wood art came directly from the dramatic desert views seen from Kimchi’s home. The Wadi Kelt (Nachal Prat) canyon cuts a rugged path through the biblical landscape as it winds down from the Jerusalem hills towards the Jordan River and the Dead sea. The “S” shape seen here in this sculpted coffee table represents a particular bend in the canyon directly below the village where Kimchi resides.
The custom made coffee table is constructed of multiple layers of mahogany wood with interlocking joinery which had to be precisely planned and positioned to prevent its being exposed during the carving process.



Undulating Cocktail Table

Dimensions: 90 cm x 50 cm x 52 cm high
Materials: Mahogany and maple

This is one of a pair of mirror-imaged tables situated in the business lounge area of a five star Hilton hotel in Altamonte Springs, Florida. There they serve as end table, providing an inviting ambiance for formal or informal meetings and rendez-vous.



Wavy-Legged Chess Table

Dimensions: 80 cm x 80 cm x 75 cm high
Materials: Wenge, padouk and curly maple

This “Memphis” style inspired piece adds a touch of playfulness to the game. Each player is equipped with a small, dovetailed drawer to house his chess pieces. Small touches, such as the inlaid butterfly joints on the top, and the padouk tips at the bottom of the legs, serve to round out the composition.

Negative Space Coffee Table

Dimensions: 140 cm x 90 cm x 45 cm high
Materials: African walnut

This coffee table is a variation on the theme of the Desert Canyon Sculpted Coffee Table. In this case the emphasis was placed on creating a whole (the oval form) and then cutting negative spaces into it. Upon observation Kimchi later discovered that the negative cut-outs, which were intended for the wood stove, actually had potential to become a dynamic sculpture in their own right. Here the coffee table can be seen both on its own and together with the negative cut-out sculpture.

Undulating Glass Topped Coffee Table

Dimensions: 150 cm x90 cm x 45 cm high
Materials: Mahogany and 19 mm thick glass

This fluid-lined piece was created by stack-laminating layers of mahogany pre-cut to rough shape. The block was then sculpted to final form and finely sanded. The protruding tips were then carefully removed, and threaded screws were inserted, passing through the glass. The glass top is thus securely fixed in place, allowing peace of mind when children or grandchildren are about.



Neo-Moroccan Coffee Table

Dimensions: 70 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm high
Materials: Mahogany

Kimchi revisits classic Moroccan design and derives his own variation on a theme, in keeping with his signature flowing lines.

 

Constructionist Coffee Table

Dimensions: 90 cm x 90 cm x 52 cm high
Materials: Bubinga, curly maple and lacewood

This table is a study in intersecting planes. It explores the relationship between a clearly defined pair of angled uprights and the criss-crossing parallel supports.



Arches Park Sculpted Coffee Table

Dimensions: 145 cm x 85 cm high x45 cm high
Materials: Mahogany, glass

The inspiration for this sculpted coffee table came to Kimchi from a family camping trip in the wilds of Utah, U.S.A. Images of the amazing and awe inspiring rock formations he saw there in Arches National Park remained implanted in him and eventually gave birth to this wood art creation.


Genesis ll Side Table

Dimensions: 65 cm x 65 cm x 60 cm high
Materials: Mahogany, curly maple, wenge and paint

You can “feel the earth move under your feet” with this dramatic piece.

Hand-chisled texturing on the inside faces augments the sense of contrast.


Enchanted Forest Chess Table With Chairs

Dimensions: 90 cm x 90 cm x 75 cm high
Materials: Cherry, curly maple and purple heart. Chairs upholstered in leather

For the chess enthusiast this table is true luxury. Each player is equipped with a small drawer specially designed to house the pieces. The chairs are constructed with a flexible bent laminate back in solid cherry for support and comfort throughout many long games.



Wild Mushroom Side Table

Dimensions: 70 cm X 50 cm x 40 cm high
Materials: Mahogany wood

On occasion, Kimchi is called upon to create a piece of fantasy furniture. This small side table appears to have sprouted up over night from a rich, loamy forest floor. One can easily see that Kimchi thoroughly enjoyed crafting this piece of wood art.



Circular Constructionist Coffee Table

Dimensions: 90 cm x 90 cm x 52 cm high
Materials: Mahogany, curly maple, wenge and lacewood

This piece is the circular version of the Square Constructionist Coffee Table. The two halves are joined by an intersecting pair of parallel rings. The center inlay ties the sections together visually.



Tranquil Dawn Coffee Table

Dimensions: 100 cm x 50 cm x 45 cm high
Materials: Bubinga and wenge

This coffee table offered ample opportunity to experiment with intersecting joinery techniques. The piece reflects a quiet and almost spiritual simplicity.



Massive Cantilevered Coffee Table

Dimensions:
Coffee table: 240 cm x 70 cm x 40 cm high
Side tables: 50 cm x 50 cm x 60 cm high

Materials: Bubinga, curly maple and wenge wood

The drama of this solid wood coffee table stems from the sheer audacity of its scale. The deluxe apartment for which the piece was designed is immensely spacious and demanded a powerful center piece of designer furniture. The two side tables with matching inlay motifs compliment the coffee table and together with it create an integral composition of living room furnishings.