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Mischer’traxler’s Ornate Gradient Mashrabiya Table Employs Traditional Lebanese Woodworking Techniques
Posted By Ana Lisa On July 3, 2012 @ 3:40 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Materials,Innovation | No Comments
Mischer’traxler  recently collaborated with a team of expert woodworkers in Lebanon to create a beautifully intricate wooden table. Dubbed ‘Gradient Mashrabiya ‘, this multi-purpose table uses the traditional method of constructing mashrabiyas  to create an ornate yet contemporary piece. A celebration to traditional Middle Eastern craft, the Gradient Mashrabiya is definitely not your average IKEA  table.
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 .
The concept was originally created for a commission by the Carwan Gallery .
Photo © Mischer’traxler
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URLs in this post:
 Mischer’traxler: http://mischertraxler.com/projects_gradient_mashrabiya.html
 Mashrabiya: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashrabiya
 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/
 table: http://inhabitat.com/nostalgic-mixtape-table-is-made-from-reclaimed-wood/
 Carwan Gallery: http://inhabitat.comGradient Mashrabiya Table Celebrates Lebanon
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