Original design by artist, Michael Hurt (Brooklyn) & industrial designer, Winnie Wen (Kaohsiung, Taiwan).
Handmade by the two of us in my shop in Brooklyn.
The brass is hand patinaed. A custom red to blue finish I've developed in the past year. The edges burnished to accent the dark red hue of the oiled Ipe. The steel box was etched and rusted electronically, using a custom technique developed in house. Once the etching was complete the steel was allowed to season for nearly a year until the rust had perfect character. It was then sealed with a state-of-the-art polymer which is invisible, yet completely stops any further oxidization. A matching Ferric steel coaster is included with the piece. The piece is fully functional with a lid that opens above the brass reveal.
I had the night stand in my home for the past month or so, and ... it... looks... AWESOME! A truly unique modern take on a classic piece of furniture. Always a conversation piece.
If requested I would be willing to make matching pieces i.e. table, coffee table, etc. So long as requested pieces are feasibly functional in design and construction.
Ipe, Brass, Etch-Rusted Steel, Steel Chain