Essential Forms: Custom Tables and Benches by Heptagon Creations
You don’t have to sacrifice beauty and character for simplicity and functionality. CustomMade artisan André Joyau of Heptagon Creations finds inspiration in building materials and geometric forms as he transforms his customers’ furniture ideas into modern, haunting custom works. Take a look at these completed custom tables and handcrafted benches from André’s portfolio that combine functional shapes with natural wood and live edge design.
At once ethereal and grounded, each Furo bench is custom designed and made from materials “handpicked for character, unique saw marks, coloring, defects, and markings” that in turn inform the final shape and size of the piece.
With two massive interlocking sections, the Maple Form table explores “elemental form” as it creates a cohesive surface that seems to float on a recessed walnut base. Natural markings are left to accent the live edge maple tabletop.
Spalting is a form of wood coloration caused by fungi. The resulting natural patterns are unique and visually striking. This versatile spalted maple bench design can bring elegant simplicity and natural splendor to any room in your home.
The natural color and markings of a reclaimed hardwood beam are the only ornamentation for the Yasumi bench. This custom bench evokes “gravity and solidity” without a sense of heaviness. The cracks and rings in the wood bring a sense of radiating motion, and the simple, essential feat of lifting the beam on a black steel base also adds a little vertical thrust to the piece.