Claro walnut conference table for Knight Piésold
Collector’s Specialty Woods crafted a custom conference table for Knight Piésold from two end matched 26 foot claro walnut slabs with lit handmade art glass center branding piece and custom built smart bases with technology integration. The natural void at the center of the table, that was created by the branching of the tree, became an inspiration and branding icon. The matched slabs come together with mirrored continuous grain which was carried though onto the inset glass. The grain in the glass integrates the branding and logo seamlessly with the table. The table, as well as the custom dimmable LED lighting, art glass inset and bases with electronics are all designed by CSWoods.
The two bases are tapered from end to end to match the shape of the slabs and tapered from top to bottom to provide maximum legroom. The bases include doors that allow access to the wiring of eight electrical units that provide HDMI, data, power and USB. This table is not only beautiful, but completely functional.
The table was created in a single piece then cut apart into three separate parts in order to get it into the building. The cuts are essentially invisible but allow the piece to be assembled and disassembled for moving.
There is an additional slab of claro walnut crafted to wrap the front desk that is just outside of the glass walls of the boardroom. The additional piece leverages complementary design components and compounds the visual impact of the table.
The table creates a formal conference room while the use of live edge wood brings warmth and a connection with nature, encouraging a creative and collaborative environment. The design integrates beauty and artistry with functionality, easy-to-access technology, brand identity, and business confidence. The client was looking for an exceptional piece of custom furniture, with a professional and functional surface and integrated technology, that did not feel delicate or too intimidating. The table and space needed to encourage open communication and collaboration while also being built to impress. The table was an investment in the people that work in the space, the clients that are invited in, as well as art and nature.
Initial slab layout for concept and design at CS Woods in Denver, Colorado.
Slab leveling and gauging on the Wood Wizz before heading to our woodshop.
The templeting of the the void for the glass and planning stages for the LED lighting channel.
Drawing of the space and initial sketching of the grain pattern to to transfer onto the glass.
Close-up of the sketching of the Claro walnut slab grain and figure that will be transferred to the glass.