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  • Literature

    Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990, London, 2006, front and back covers and pp. 110-111; & Fork, New York, 2007, p. 123

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jeroen Verhoeven has compared his design collective Demakersvan to “an orchestra: every player, even the little triangle, is essential to the whole.”  Every object they create comes out of a collaborative process.  From their studio in Rotterdam, Verhoeven and his fellow designers, Joep Verhoeven and Judith de Graauw, create objects that reference both traditional craftsmanship and contemporary manufacturing practices.  This outside-the-box approach has led to experimental uses of common materials.  The “Cinderella” table, is made up of over 700 layers of plywood which are first manufactured and assembled by computer and then finished by hand.  Verhoeven explains, “I had a labor-intensive decorative table, modeled after seventeenth-century furniture, industrially manufactured.  We had to push the machines to their limits to do it.  But it’s worth it.”
     
    This design is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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“Cinderella” table

2005
CNC-cut birch plywood. 
31 1/2 x 52 x 40 in. (80 x 132.1 x 101.6 cm)
Manufactured by Id Productions, The Netherlands for Demakersvan, The Netherlands.  From an edition of 20.

Estimate
$140,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $253,000

Design

12 June 2008, 2pm
New York