The Reflection Bench designed itself. The seat and back came from one piece of reclaimed spruce tree. During the finishing process, the blond blaze through the center of the timber was accentuated and then the frame was built to enhance this feature. The result is a shimmering look with the back reflected in the seat. A single, ergonomic arm rest is used to give the bench an open, welcoming feel. Also, affirmations of observation, vista, vantage, foresight and understanding are scribed in the joinery. This is a unique timber from an individual tree and rare to see this tone and contrast in a solid piece of wood.
The Reflection Bench is finished in tung and rosewood oils to preserve the natural look and feel.
Approximate dimensions: 48″w x 32″d x 34″h
The Storyteller Chair is an original, whimsical design from Prairie Bench. The chair frame is constructed of reclaimed fir timbers, while the seat and back are from a hundred and fifty year old Sitka Spruce salvaged from the Fraser River by Port Coquitlam tug operator and avid reader, Norbert Kaysser. Styled by artist and writer B. Lewis to accent the grain and tone, it’s the wood that chose the unique shape. The wide arms and frame invite an audience and focus attention on the storyteller. The seat and back have a fun lop-sided appeal reminiscent of Dr. Seuss or Alice in Wonderland. As a Prairie Bench design, lots of consideration and affirmation were incorporated into the construction: grain energy and direction emanate from the storyteller; scribed notes for imagination, wonder, vision and understanding are sealed in the workmanship. The Storyteller Chair is ergonomic and comfortable with a hand carved seat, smooth lines, and interesting scrapes and knot holes that might appear after centuries of dragons, forest creatures, and adventure. Now it’s time to settle into a tale and add your history to the chair.
The Storyteller Chair is a one of kind original from Prairie Bench, signed and numbered by the designer and finished in rosewood oil so you’ll always touch the wood.
Storyteller Chair: letting the finish cure naturally.
48″h x 42″w x 30″d – approximate dimensions