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Mischer’traxler’s Ornate Gradient Mashrabiya Table Employs Traditional Lebanese Woodworking Techniques

Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On July 3, 2012 @ 3:40 pm In green furniture,Green Materials | No Comments

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Mischer’traxler [1] recently collaborated with a team of expert woodworkers in Lebanon to create a beautifully intricate wooden table. Dubbed ‘Gradient Mashrabiya [2]‘, this multi-purpose table uses the traditional method of constructing mashrabiyas [2] to create an ornate  yet contemporary piece. A celebration to traditional Middle Eastern craft, the Gradient Mashrabiya is definitely not your average IKEA [3] table.

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By lathing small oak parts of mashrabiyas, Mischer’traxler hand-created a modern piece that successfully showcases and celebrates traditional craftwork. The studio used 650 distinct pieces of manually carved oak for the table [4].

The concept was originally created for a commission by the Carwan Gallery [5].

+ Mischer’traxler [1]

Photo © Mischer’traxler


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[1] Mischer’traxler: http://mischertraxler.com/projects_gradient_mashrabiya.html

[2] Mashrabiya: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashrabiya

[3] IKEA: http://inhabitat.com/photos-ikea-unveils-10-eco-design-commandments-at-copenhagen-design-week/copenhagen-design-week-2011-ikea-10-stories-for-the-future-4/

[4] table: http://inhabitat.com/nostalgic-mixtape-table-is-made-from-reclaimed-wood/

[5] Carwan Gallery: http://inhabitat.comGradient Mashrabiya Table Celebrates Lebanon

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