Arco by Maria Jeglinska-Adamczewska (Poland)
Maria’s Arco seat and table draw inspiration from sculptural forms and the architecture of Benedictine abbeys.
With a focus on a prominent curve, the table uses prime American cherry with planks carefully grain matched and machined. The table’s angled legs are an unusual quarter-moon shape and create tension through the top by use of inset metal plates.
The chair has been designed to be sculptural, and to mimic the curves of the body. While appearing structurally simple, the construction choices (such as frame matching) showcase the degree of manufacturing proficiency. The side panels of the chair are coopered – a technique drawn from barrel-making, and the piece will act to celebrate the beauty of the hardwood.