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Colorful Modernists Art Inspired Sculptural Mahogany Desk with Secret Drawers

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We designed the executive desk to make a distinct statement about the person who is sitting behind it, with the diagonals and triangles pointing to the center of seated area of the desk. At the same time, we wanted it to be an intertwining of both the two and the three dimensional planes with its two dimensional inlay and its three dimensional sculptural elements that are based on the Abstract Expressionism and Abstract Illusionism art movements of the 20th century. We also wanted this desk to represent the finest traditional craftsmanship and ingenuity inspired by the great artisan of the 18th and 19th centuries, in particular, the work of the Gillow’s Firm London. There are three secret compartment hidden within the case with one accessed through a mechanical locking system activated with the sculptural paper weight. The wood used in the construction of the piece is all “old stock” which we have saved for over 30 years of collecting or from collections of “old stock” which we have purchased ensuring that we are not promoting the cutting of any LIVE Trees in the production of our work. These practices coupled with our use of low and moderately low VOC coating and adhesives, FSC certified substrate materials with no or very low formaldehyde, and our electricity is provided by photo-voltaic cell panels are all considered to follow LEED Platinum, Gold, and Silver Certification Guidelines as well as Green Practices, and Best Practices. Title: “Directions” Year work was completed: 2016 Form: Executive desk Materials: Bubinga mottled, Chechen mottled, Mahogany African ribbon stripe and Honduran, Makore mottled, Purpleheart, Rosewood Brazilian, Vermilion, and ½”and ¾” mahogany veneer core FSC certified plywood. Construction: handcut dovetails in our signature pattern to attach the pedestal frames, lap dovetails to secure the two support stretchers, blind mortise and tenons to secure the medial support, Dados for alignment of the center brace, tongue and groove joints for the skirt CAP, and wood screws to secure the top to the trestle stile frame. All the joints were secured with fish glue. The custom cut 1/8th” veneer was cut from “old stock” fragments and small boards which we have collected for over 30 years and were secured with fish glue. Size: Length 66.25” x width 30.75” x height 30.25”.      

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    H 30.25 in. x W 66.25 in. x D 30.75 in.H 76.84 cm x W 168.28 cm x D 78.11 cm
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    New Market, MD
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Mosart, Inc.

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As a wooden artifacts conservator, lecturer, and furniture scholar treating and studying furniture throughout the world’s history for over 30 years; a new age of creativity and design inspiration has blossomed forth. Mosart’s designs and their material usage strive to combine the forms, decorative treatments, and hand joinery utilized by the great craftsman of the past with the LEED Building and Green Practices of the 21st century. The decoration and sculptural elements used in our furniture derive their inspiration from the art movements and artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries including “Abstract Expressionism”, “Abstract Illusionism” Cubism, Constructivism, and Neo-Plasticism. Mosart is striving to elevate furniture back to an art form while also designing and building furniture that employs the use of recycled, up-cycled, and LEED certified materials. The furniture produced by Mosart are individual titled works of art that employ many traditional decoration techniques including gilding, carving, inlaying, and mosaic work. The furniture often incorporates “old stock” exotic and domestic wood and wood from naturally downed trees in its production. In our furniture, we are essentially painting and sculpting with wood where the juxtaposition of elements, the color, variance in grain, and the refractive qualities of the wood are used as an artist uses paint from his pallet or sculptural elements to create a piece for functional fine art.

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