Designer: Ashley Thorfinnson

Collaborators: Pepe and Shawn

In Guyana I set out to make a design that physically highlighted the unique materials, processes and environment in which I was working. I found myself inspired by the often ornate and diverse architecture in and around Georgetown, particularly the fencing. Fences can often express many things -security, place, wealth, culture, and boundaries. Using a large number of bent kufa members, loosely “woven” in an alternating manner, I created a table surface with an interior bound compartment. Much like many of the fences I saw, the edges of the kufa are trimmed in an expressive way to suggest larger, striking curved shapes.

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