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d*s reader karim cherif of sent over this beautiful custom table that was designed for his firm, united 135. karim explains,

"It was designed by Tessa Kuyvenhoven, a graduate in Interior Design. And the illustration was done by Bobby Pola (a.k.a. Simon Buijs). What I wanted was a table that could fit into my new office, that reflected the creative flow that we have going here. Tessa came up with a couple of designs, and we sat down to merge some elements into a new design. The only thing I told the illustrator was that I want the illustration and the table to be one piece. I didn't just want an illustration on top of the table... but they needed to be dependent on each other. So he came up with a Jellyfish design: Cassiopeia. When you look closely you will see all kinds of elements that are part of what we do."
very cool. i love an inspirational table design...makes me want to paint on my old ikea pieces. also, check out the striped fridge in the back of the photos. so cool.






Blogger corbett said...

Seriously beautiful!

9:38 AM  
Blogger snarkbait said...

i almost love the fridge more. gorgeous.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of paint was used to paint it, or what kind of paint/finish is recommended for furniture..? I usually use acrylics and mod podge but I think this artist used something more durable!

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the refrigerator painted or is it some sort of decal? Both the fridge and table are just fantastic.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fridge is by a company from the UK called SMEG. I've seen that color scheme and other in shop windows all over Europe. I'm sure with a bit of googling you could find a distributer in your area.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that paint in the table? or is it vynil?

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole table is made by hand.
As is the "print".
It is made with acrylic furniture paint, brushes and a lot of coffee.
The acryl is applied in 3 or 4 layers,
what give is the vinyl look and also makes it graphically.

The jellyfish that you see on top, also continues beneath the tabletop.
On some spots I made some subtle heights in paint,
so when you look at a certain angel you can see some hidden floral patterns.
And from an other angel, it loks like someone dropped paint all over the table.

And When you look in the drawers, you'll see some small jellyfish as well.

I hope you like it!

Greets Simon Buijs

12:00 PM  

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