Guarino's focus for Arabesque's design was to combine a number of important elements that in combination would produce a delicate refined table, presenting the material in the best possible way. All the components have a light fluid form that blend together to create a well-balanced symmetric stance that gives the piece its strength.
Arabesque represents a new direction for Guarino. It is sculptural like his stacked work but more delicate and understated. He wanted to combine a number of important elements that if successful would produce a table that respects the beauty of the material. Guarino’s design goal was to create a piece with a refined look by giving each component a light fluid form.
Mozambique Shedua (Curly Shedua) & Ebonized Sapele
29 ¾"tall x 37 ½"wide x 18"deep
Completed: 9.09 really finished 7.09
Technique: Traditionally joined and carved
Mesa Blanca” is a very understated table. The focus of the piece is the simplicity of its form. The individual parts that comprise the whole blend one into the other so that the eye can move along the form without interruption.
Technique: Creative Traditional Joinery Legs: Split turning on a lathe.