Moving Furniture: Go Out On a Limb with Custom Furniture Design
If you encounter a piece of custom furniture, you’ll likely want to walk all around it in order to fully appreciate its beauty and the quality of its craftsmanship.
Have you ever had a piece of furniture walk around you?
Bring a sense of motion and play to any room in your home with custom furniture that seems to walk, dance, swim, and crawl. Take a look at the unique limbs that CustomMade artisans have added to some of their creations. Get inspired and find local custom furniture makers who will give your ideas some legs.
Magically animated furniture is a staple of fantasy and fairytales, and pieces that appear to be strolling as they please are sure to appeal to the young and the young at heart. The walking man cabinet 1 by Gloor Design not only features sprightly curved legs that seem to be in mid-stride but also figured wood doors and pulls that give the impression of a face. Martin Davis Furniture was commissioned by clients based in Japan to create tables and chairs for their home, including a table to be used to play board games with their young son. This quirky walking table was the result.
A chair has arms as well as legs. Why not move them as well? Sabiha Mujtaba of Chrysalis Woodworks describes the chair as “the most anthropomorphic of all furniture pieces in our daily life, one that’s almost waiting to get up and move.” Over a six-year period, she created a sculpted chair that captures the movements of classical Indian bharata natyam dancing. The hands are carved depicting mudra gestures. The feet are carved and painted in traditional costume and are decked with real ankle bells.
Your custom furniture design can also find inspiration in the animal kingdom, from creatures with no legs to others with far too many. This bronze and granite seahorse half-round console by H and J Bronze Sculpture Studio seems to float as effortlessly and gracefully as its three namesakes and supports.
Another kind of sea dweller moves beneath this piece by Naturalism Furniture. The “Urchin” coffee table features a spalted buckeye burl slab for a tabletop. The legs are made of 175 mahogany spikes arranged around the table’s edge. If you look through the naturally created holes in the tabletop, you will also see 100 rosewood spikes under the table surrounded by the mahogany spikes.