These two pieces are a wonderful commission for Saddlemans - purveyors of premier hides. They wanted striking, large-as-life pieces, showcasing their inherent beauty. We wanted to treat each hide with deep respect and create an environment of art and beauty to surround it.
Furniture designer (and my partner at Post and Gleam) Trevor Pearson and I approached the project as a play on opposites; light or dark, soft or hard, languid or taut, feminine or masculine.
Trevor created the white frame by powder-coating six inch aluminum channel secured with custom matching brackets and large visible bolt heads. I wanted to create stunning macramé ropes that would be not just visually pleasing, but fully functional as well. These knotted ropes stretch and secure the hide within the frame, keeping the spirit and integrity of traditional practices close at hand.
Dimensions : 10 feet x 9 feet