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Windrow Table

Ray Chan

Wood Anchor's adventurous approach to design and its appreciation for the natural beauty of Manitoba are both evident in the Winnipeg design studio's recently launched Windrow Table. The former is evident in the sinuous, sculptural base, made of sheet aluminum that is cut and sculpted by hand. "There is no pattern for the piece," the studio's Ran Chan says. "The artist creates it from his mind, studying the form as it develops." The beauty of nature, meanwhile, is highlighted in the 150-year-old black ash top. Salvaged from areas under development, the trees are then milled and kiln-dried in-house to create a flowing, one-of-a-kind look. "We wanted to design a piece that embodied the essence of windrow trees that grow in coastal regions or areas of high constant winds," Chan says. $20,000 through woodanchor.com

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