The Mojave Table


Fumed oak and maple

Dimensions: 81cm x 52cm x 52cm

I had the privilege of visiting the Mojave Desert in Southern California. I was struck by the beauty of the cacti, which inspired me to make this table. The cactus thorns are extremely sharp, and as a result I didn’t want to blunt the points, so I encased the maple structure behind toughened glass. 

‘So many things in nature grow in a spiral. The mediaeval Italian mathematician, Fibonacci, gave us the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, which yield what is known as the Golden Ratio. This ratio describes every spiral that we find in nature, from nautilus shells and pinecones, to spiral galaxies. The exploration of the possibilities yielded by such mathematical sequences is often reflected in my work.’

Max McCance