The complex curves in this desk define the signature style of furniture-maker Jere Osgood (b. 1936) of New Hampshire, who believes these forms most genuinely express the organic nature of wood. The root-like legs, created by laminating strips of wood, taper in size towards the bottom. Using a complex version of coopering—the same technique used for making barrels—Osgood fashioned the rounded rotating cover from joined pieces of wood cut to exact angles. Osgood's work can be seen in renowned collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art.
Bubinga, Wenge, Birds Eye Maple, Leather
53" × 40" x 47"