Tuesday, September 13, 2011

organic elegance. michael coffey

when i saw an image of michael coffey's satan's tongue table i was speechless - completly captivated by the fluidity, my eye enveloped in the curves. i can imagine this table in my house in an instant - im on a mission to see one in life. 
Coffey is a self-taught woodworker from ny who spent some time in the new hope, pennsylvania area. i can see so much influence from the 60's modernists like nakashima in the pieces but an independent perspective - i love the play of heaviness and lightness in his work. 

he began taking commissions in 1980 and each piece is handcrafted for the specific customer. 


  1. All of these gorgeous pieces give me goosebumps.

  2. Amazing! Just found your blog. So much beauty here!

    x E.