[Image my own.]
For me, project season officially began yesterday. No tables this summer -- not enough space. Although, I've been reading about Lee Krasner's improvisational mosaic tables composed of shells, costume jewelry, glass, coins, pebbles and keys.
And I've been revisiting Steven Gambrel's custom, collage-like, marbled-paper-covered sawhorse desks from the Designer Visions Cinema Style apartment. (Last year, at the request of Town & Country, Gambrel imagined a 21st-century art-filled home for characters in the 1990s movie, Six Degrees of Separation -- art dealer Flan Kittredge and his wife, Ouisa.) Avoiding predictable sofas, Gambrel placed two large twin tables in the living room because he pictured the couple spending their time spreading out big books, reading, working and dining. If I had not finished my own table before I saw Gambrel's design, I would've been tempted to try layers of paper.
You can see full views of Gambrel's tables, along with his mammoth custom bulletin board, in the December 2010 issue of T & C, via the showhouse virtual tour, or at the designer's site in the press section. Visit Paper Mojo to see marbled options available this summer.