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
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. Arabesque displays the beauty of the wood and does not waste materials. The piece uses formal symmetry.