Wild Beast Table
Wild Beast Table by James Rigler, was inspired by James’ residency at Holkham Hall, facilitated by The New Craftsmen, which he saw as “a Roman palace, adrift in time by a couple of millennia”. James was captivated by the ancient statues residing the Hall, seeing them as time-travellers, voyaging across continents and centuries, bearing the scars of their (mis)adventures: “Their ancient sport binds them to the animalistic gilt furniture, all feathers and leonine paws, suggesting a wild chase that happens just out of our sight.” Drawing on this fantastical reading of the house, the carved ‘fur’ on the base of the Wild Beast Table provides a playful, stylised texture and results in a piece with a monumentality that reflects the magnificence of Holkham Hall itself.
Material: Stoneware ceramic with shellac and hand-distressed brass-leaf surface, and acrylic lacquer
cm: Width 60cm, Depth 60cm, Height 72cm
inches: Width 23.6in, Depth 23.6in, Height 28.3in
Care Instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth and lightly buff with a clean and dry cloth. Please avoid using abrasive cleaners, which may damage the surface.