For fall 2013 James DeWulf continues expanding the application of his remarkable gravity joint in two new unique concrete tables: the Fibonacci Locking Coffee Table and the Fibonacci Locking Console Table.
Both tables features precision made tapered concrete supports which fit into and lock with the table top at precisely the same height to create a level surface. Both tables have tops fabricated with the Fibonacci sequence scored deep into the surface for dramatic effect.
---The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where the preceding two numbers are added together to make the succeeding number. The pattern is sometimes called organic in that it appears in nature such as branching in trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruit sprouts of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke, an uncurling fern, and the arrangement of a pine cone. It also has practical application attached to it. “I use the Fibonacci sequence a lot in design to make pleasing proportions”, says DeWulf. “This design puts the first few numbers into a grid. It's used as my company logo and is also a tattoo on my left arm.”
---The Fibonacci Locking Coffee Table and the Fibonacci Locking Console Table are both made from 7000 psi carbon reinforced concrete. Both are available in dark grey, light grey, natural tone, and white. The dimensions of the coffee table are 48” x 48” x 18h”. The dimensions of the console table are 60” x 14” x 36”h.
---Since the inception of DeWulf Concrete in early 2004, the name of artist and designer James DeWulf has become synonymous with luxury custom finish and urban cool. DeWulf is known for his ability to fuse the most advanced concrete technology with beautiful, modern, and natural forms to create functional art.
“James DeWulf is raising the bar on concrete design both visually and ecologically with his handmade furnishings.” (Distinction magazine).
The company quickly established itself as the go to for modern, eco-friendly furniture and design, becoming an interior design staple for clients such as Oprah, Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld. As well as his unique and distinctive aesthetic, DeWulf has developed ground breaking concrete compounding and fabrication procedures to create ultra-thin, extremely strong and flat surfaces. This can be seen in the Ping-Pong Dining Table, launched at the ICFF in 2011 to much acclaim.
As the company’s reputation has grown James’ unique pieces have been featured in the likes of Elle Décor, Forbes Life, on the BBC, HGTV and in Nylon Magazine. Constantly developing ways to challenge the concept of what is possible with industrial materials James is devoted to exploring the tactile nature and innate durability of concrete in sustainable eco-friendly design.
The DeWulf range is continuously expanding and challenging. Recent additions include a collection of soft in/outdoor furniture, aptly titled Soft Block, three new tables: The Leaning Coffee Table, Locking Dining Table, and The Engagement Table; and a line of unique light-fixtures fabricated from solid brass.
Creating distinctive lighting fixtures and working in brass represented a departure from concrete for DeWulf. When asked about his reasons for moving into another medium, DeWulf comments, “I like materials that last and are real. My mission in life is to bring beautiful things into the world.”
Now DeWulf can add another two more “beautiful things” to his list of achievements: two newly completed magnificent hanging chandeliers for Westfield Mall in Escondido, CA. These chandeliers, which took six months to develop, are 35’ long and 18’ in diameter. Each is made from forged blackened steel, and each contains 70 bulbs.
Largely known for bespoke design, various DeWulf products can now be found in exclusive retail stores nationwide. And now with the advent of DeWulf’s new chandeliers, his products may be found lighting some of them as well. For more information go to www.jamesdewulf.com