“Rosebud” Serving Table/Bar Cart concept evolved from a more traditional dining room side table to a fully mobile automated lighted drop leaf functional furniture art piece.
The top and leaf are made from Brazilian Tulipwood in a book match sunburst effect individually separated and framed in African Wenge. This unique take on a drop leaf design utilizes the empty space between the top and base showcasing the leaf and drawing attention to the amazing Brazilian Tulipwood. This backdrop brings your attention to the hand sculpted curved reverse teardrop shape of the African Wenge legs and the corset shaped Tiger Maple center pillar drawing your eyes further down to the African Wenge base. The concept for the base was inspired from the arches and lighting in the Dining Table & Chairs from a previous commission of mine in my client’s home. Part of this form and function was to lighten the table base physically while focusing interest to a lighted design element to create atmosphere and highlight it’s organic shapes.
Hidden within the three hand turned “bun” feet are multi-directional casters that allow the piece to be effortlessly rolled out and used as a larger serving table while staying stable. The leaf is pivoted up and over the top activating the two micro linear actuators automatically extending the leaf support system out. The system was designed and engineered to work manually or automatically in a very low profile and confined space within the table top itself.
Once the leaf is in place the entire concept takes shape. Together with a full spectrum of white/cool/warm or full color, the lighting can be adjusted manually or used with programmed lighting effects and can be adjusted in a range of color/color temperature and is fully dimmable.
This piece is dedicated in memory of my mother, Rose Marie Schlack.