We like Robert Eaves. He says of himself that he is a designer and maker of furniture since 2005 and that very simplistic description is very befitting of his furniture. Simple, to the point but with a fresh take on things. I will say that not all his pieces make total sense to me but the ones that do, really do. Beginning with the inlaid cabinet above that is one of the prettiest pieces of furniture I’ve seen in a long time. Here’s a detail:
I could be wrong Robert, but I have a feeling that blogging about your ability to create such refined inlay may garner you a few orders from some noteworthy designers. We do strive to talk about creative and unusual pieces and this is certainly one of them.
The Steam Chair, made of unseasoned ash logs, seat and back are steam bent which may have something to do with the name, I suppose. I wasn’t sure about it but I’m warming to it now. It’s just so puritan and simplistic and then again – not. Would love to see a set of these in contrast with a steel or glass dining table.
All of Robert’s pieces more or less prohibit fanciful decoration. They are meant to stand alone, furniture and sculpture in one, which is why the Ripple table above still get’s our vote despite not providing a platform for the obligatory vase/candlestick/coffee table configuration. Another detail shot below and I am now sending a copy of this blog to Robert, requesting an explanation as to how he’s actually created this piece.
And leaving you this time with the Hemp Table. Quartersawn Oak top on a woven hemp rope base. Again, it’s simple but has enough texture to stand on it’s own.