It’s a beautiful walnut table with a shellac finish inspired by the late great Sam Maloof.
It’s the creation of student Rohit Heda, from Belgaum in the Indian state of Karnataka, who will be taking his table back home with him.
Rohit is a great admirer of Maloof, the American furniture designer best known for his rocking chairs. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan both owned Maloof rockers.
Maloof is also known for the beauty and simplicity of his designs, while making every piece of furniture absolutely ergonomic and fit for purpose.
Making the table involved a series of challenges – from completing the initial design to creating a template and former.
Last but not least, Rohit had to finesse the legs of his table to create a perfectly stable structure.
After graduation, Rohit will be returning to his native city to open his own workshop, and take advantage of India’s fast-growing economy.
“It’s always good to have inspiration, and Sam Maloof is perhaps one of the most inspiring woodworkers of the 20th century,” says Rohit.