'The Colosseum' Coffee Table
February 7, 2016 | 4:28 pm CST

The initial concept of this exclusively, unique and impressive modern design of the table is to have a series of carved rings forming a set of bleachers that simulates a stadium or arena. Hence the name of the table "The Colosseum."

Manufactured using a reconstituted handmade dyed Macassar Ebony Veneer sheet, laid on both sides of an 3/4" MDF panel for the main block, and the base manufactured with a Wenge PVC Thermo Foil fused on a 3/4" MDF panel too. The table was made with symmetry to give the impression of a unique solid block.


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Each of the 16 steps, both vertical and horizontal, conform the central detail and were cut and bonded by hand one by one in different stages onto a series of four staggered concentric pieces of 1 1/2" MDF and then each step was carefully trimmed and smoothly sanded. Each section of the horizontal concentric shapes were made with another sheet of veneer to obtain as possible a continuous synchronization of wood grain lines, a characteristic look when you make any carved figure on a solid block of this kind of wood.

These steps keeps the same wood grain direction. The finish with a clear matte lacquer give a more elegant and discreet look to the table. The central portion feature a multi-color LED strip lights with up to 20 interchangeable colors that illuminates the bleachers. A 1/4" clear glass is on the top to protect the surface. Designed & Manufactured in USA by David Bondy

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