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J1 Series Furnishings
In the spring of 1992, I began designing the J1 Series Furnishings. My objective was to reduce each furnishing to three basic design elements: frame; container; and surface. By removing the sides and backs of traditional furniture; exposing the structural frames; and creating drawers that can pull open on two sides, a uniquely simple line of furniture emerged with its own identity. In recognition of these innovative concepts the J1 Series Furnishings have received favorable attention from around the world, and have been acknowledged by design editors and critics with several awards. All frames are constructed using mortise and tenon joinery, and a wood-on-wood drawer slide design. All spindles are octagonal and are pegged on their ends with walnut. All drawers are assembled using lap joints, and pegged with walnut dowels for strength; and all drawer pulls are made by boring a hole through the drawer front, and inlaying a walnut pull horizontally across its middle. Three coats of matte lacquer and one coat of finishing wax provide a sturdy, non-toxic finish that penetrates deep into the cherry. This layering of finishes allows the furnishings to develop a natural patina over time through exposure to air and sunlight.
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