Masters of Bamboo: Japanese baskets and sculpture in the Cotsen Collection

Masters of Bamboo: Japanese baskets and sculpture in the Cotsen Collection

Flexible Bamboo Stool Design by Grass Studio - Furniture Design Blog - Furniture Design Ideas | Furniii

Flexible Bamboo Stool Design by Grass Studio - Furniture Design Blog - Furniture Design Ideas | Furniii

bamboo chair, collaboration between Japanese-American sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi and Japanese industrial designer Isamu Kenmochi, c. 1950

bamboo chair, collaboration between Japanese-American sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi and Japanese industrial designer Isamu Kenmochi, c. 1950

Furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb continues his exploration of architectural shapes using an improvised form of woodworking frequently described as “sketching with a bandsaw.” Without regard to the design or stability a true architect might utilize, he instead works with more abstract shapes cut from repurposed and exotic woods which in turn become component pieces for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables.

Furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb continues his exploration of architectural shapes using an improvised form of woodworking frequently described as “sketching with a bandsaw.” Without regard to the design or stability a true architect might utilize, he instead works with more abstract shapes cut from repurposed and exotic woods which in turn become component pieces for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables.

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