Serving and Hall Tables
Neo-Classical Leaping Deer Hall Table

Dimensions: 120 cm x 40 cm x 110 cm high
Materials: Wenge and mapa burl

This hall table exemplifies Kimchi’s love of the synthesis between neo-classicism and primitivism. The piece is equipped with a drawer whose handle is the flowing, wood sculpture on the front.

Stratified Formations Hall Table

Dimensions: 140 cm x 40 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Mahogany, maple wood

This piece of functional wood sculpture was designed for a narrow foyer. The goal was to create an attractive piece that would welcome people entering the home, have a functional surface, and yet protrude only minimally into the passageway. The stratified layers remind Kimchi of the clearly delineated geological layers visible in the desert canyons surrounding his home.

Executive Side Server

Dimensions: 150 cm x 45 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Lacewood and padouk with accents in wenge and maple

This is one of two matching pieces created for an executive office in Memphis, Tennessee. It offered a wonderful opportunity for executing both fine inlay work and special joinery details.

Flying Fox Serving Table

Dimensions: 150 cm x 40 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Bubinga, maple and wenge

In this dramatically designed piece the gap between the two wings is especially striking when viewed from above. The fine inlay work and fluid carving visually bridge the gap, creating an equilibrium between the two opposing forces.

Hatching Egg Serving Table

Dimensions: 140 cm x 40 cm x 100 cm high
Materials: Mahogany and ash with wenge accent and black dye

The base of this piece was created by first stack-laminating slabs of mahogany, then carefully sculpting out the opening and chisle-texturing the inner surfaces, later stained black for drama. The top also has a notched out “hatching crack” on the left. This shape metamorphosizes into a lightening bolt wenge inlay.

Pensive Gazelle Hall Table

Dimensions: 90 cm X 32 cm X 78 cm high
Materials: Mahogany, lacewood, wenge wood

This is a rather quiet version of the “Leaping Gazelle Hall Table” of which kimchi has made several variations. Normally Kimchi’s gazelles are alive with asymmetric tension, whereas here he has created a contemplative animal in repose. The legs are unusually delicate at the bottom tip, and neatly capped with wenge at the top. The two swaths of lacewood inlayed in the top are bordered on each side by a thin strip of inlayed wenge which adds a touch of definition and refinement.

Leaping Gazelle Hall Table #3

Dimensions: 110 cm x 32 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Maple and applewood

This is the latest in a series of hall tables I’ve made along this theme. I enjoy exploring the potential of animalistic forms, especially the sense of tension that can be felt here, as if the table is about to make a leap. The floating top adds a magical aura to the piece.

Chinese Serving Table

Dimensions: 160 cm x 45 cm x 100 cm high
Materials: Bubinga, wenge and curly maple

This pieces derives it overall inspiration from the aesthetics of the Far East. The crisply delineated wing tips of the top visually augment the upward sweep of the legs. Fine detailing can be seen on the handles and the top inlay.

Natural Edged Mapa Burl Serving Table

Dimensions: 120 cm x 35 cm x 80 cm high
Materials: Mapa burl, wenge and bubinga

This piece juxtaposes the clean-lined, black wenge of the uprights with the wild grain and untamed shape of the light-colored mapa top. The bubinga panels soften the transition between the two, both in tone and in texture.

Bat Winged Hall Table

Dimensions: 130 cm x 45 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Bubinga, wenge and curly maple

Designed together with the mirror shown, this entranceway ensemble celebrates the richness of the contrasting woods employed in its design.

Spider-Legged Hall Table

Dimensions: 85 cm x 45 cm x 80 cm high
Materials: Bookmatched walnut crotch and walnut

The concept for this piece came about while studying an amazing pair of bookmatched walnut boards. The spiderlike shape emerged as I developed the design from the top down. The two sets of aprons were created by laminating strips of walnut and gluing them together in two specially made molds.

Floating Topped Serving Table

Dimensions: 160 cm x 40 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Walnut and curly maple

This table is an ode to fine joinery. The top is given a prominent lift, resting upon four octagonalized pegs which take their cue from the shape of the legs. The legs are lap jointed onto the aprons and fixed with minute octagonal maple pegs.