by , 06/07/07

Rick Lee CNC Tables, Rick Lee’s CNC Plyboo Coffee Table, Rick Lee Winter Plyboo Coffee table, Plyboo Sustainable Furniture, Four Seasons Sustainable Coffee Table

We love designer Rick Lee’s creative use of digital fabrication and CNC milling to create a set of playfully evocative “Four Seasons” furniture, which was on display at New York’s ICFF. Celebrating the cyclical nature of life, each table in the Four Seasons series is a different shape and height, and has a unique style of CNC cut-out from its plyboo base to reflect the season.

Our personal favorite is the “Winter” coffee table (shown above), with its lovely barren tree branch pattern. While the tables are beautiful in their own right, we especially loved seeing the CNC cutouts reused to create wall art in the display. The CNC cut-outs were previously shown fashioned together to create as a room divider in Rick Lee’s west coast show “Ourobus”. Nothing is left to waste with these gorgeously eco-friendly plyboo tables — making the Fours Seasons something we would love to have in our house all year round.

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  1. Sandra Tetlow July 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I own a piece of wall art dated 1988, signed by Rick Lee and called “Morning Wave”. I am desperately trying to find out anything about the artist and the piece. Please kindly respond


  2. Ian Hopper June 16, 2007 at 5:12 am

    Great photos! Much better than the ones I captured when they were still in the shop (before being handed over to the finisher). Unfortunately, what you can’t really see is the wonderfully warm colors in the plyboo and it’s amazing strength and durability. Though this entry doesn’t mention it, I’ll drop a shameless piece of promotion in saying that Rob Bell of Zomadic (my business partner) helped Rick Lee bring these tables to life with the help of a ShopBot.

  3. Merritt June 13, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    WOW! They look stunning in front of the cut outs.You want to touch them.
    Zomadic.com really did a great job for Rick on this one!

  4. Clara June 9, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    An interesting feature for the table would be the play of light and the shadows through the cut-outs.

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