Project Description

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MC1

As we mentioned in the story of this batch of timber, one of the things that struck us most was how well the stain was bonded to the surface of the wood and how earthy it felt. The colours were pretty contemporary too so with this table we decided to leave the surface as intact and raw as a solid manufacturing process would allow.
There´s an inherent technical challenge to this aesthetical decision since the common joinery relies on two flat and true faces whereas this time we were only going to have one.
Back to the artistic part, we wanted to achieve contrast by mixing the originally stained green faces, with the grey ones (aged by UV-rays over decades) and the bare colour of clean planned ones.
We also strived for a texture contrast with the juxtaposition of rough (yet splinter free) and “as is” timber in legs and the silky thoroughly shaved and polished tabletop.
Have a look underneath the top and you will be surprised.
Making the legwork dismountable was another challenging task to this build.

PRODUCT DATA SHEET
Measures 218 x 103 cm x 76 cm h
Flight 0
Top thickness 9
Wood Pine
Collection Marqués de Comillas
Other materials

not available

Call us by phone: 618 107 271, talk to us by whatsapp or send us an email: info@amberstories.com. You can also leave us your information below:

    STORY

    This is a neoclassical style house from the late XIX. century. Nowadays nr. 7 Alameda Marqués de Comillas, right where this coastal avenue becomes Alameda Apodaca, with formidable views of the Bay of Cádiz, all the way from Rota down to el Puerto de Santa María.

    In February 2019 we secured this circa 70 beam batch that had been removed from the demolition of the ruined building before proceeding to turn it into a 3 storey + rooftop terrace luxury condo (apparently with indoor spa and all).

    The outstanding feature about this lot of beams was the fact that most of them were stained in earthy colours in a truly natural way, as if it was the wood´s original skin colour. The average 200 year old beam is either bare or if painted, you would see the multiple overlapping layers of crumbling lacquer. You will see in some of the tables of this small collection that we´ve wanted to honour this feature by not stripping the material.

    This dwelling is covered by the Local Council´s heritage protection programme. It is listed as a bourgeois house, with rectangular main patio, 4 axis façade and lateral porch. The historic balconies and cierros (gaditan name for an enclosed balcony) are supported but fine overhanging imposts. The moulded cornice in the façade is another example of an altogether splendid construction.

    FULL STORY

    TABLES

    Marqués de Comillas Collection

    MC1

    As we mentioned in the story of this batch of timber, one of the things that struck us most was how well the stain was bonded to the surface of the wood and how earthy it felt. The colours were pretty contemporary too so with this table we decided to leave the surface as intact and raw as a solid manufacturing process would allow.
    There´s an inherent technical challenge to this aesthetical decision since the common joinery relies on two flat and true faces whereas this time we were only going to have one.
    Back to the artistic part, we wanted to achieve contrast by mixing the originally stained green faces, with the grey ones (aged by UV-rays over decades) and the bare colour of clean planned ones.
    We also strived for a texture contrast with the juxtaposition of rough (yet splinter free) and “as is” timber in legs and the silky thoroughly shaved and polished tabletop.
    Have a look underneath the top and you will be surprised.
    Making the legwork dismountable was another challenging task to this build.

    PRODUCT DATA SHEET
    Measures 218 x 103 cm x 76 cm h
    Flight 0
    Top thickness 9
    Wood Pine
    Collection Marqués de Comillas
    Other materials

    not available

    Call us by phone: 618 107 271, talk to us by whatsapp or send us an email: info@amberstories.com. You can also leave us your information below:

      PORTADA MARQUES DE COMILLAS - AMBER STORIES

      STORY

      This is a neoclassical style house from the late XIX. century. Nowadays nr. 7 Alameda Marqués de Comillas, right where this coastal avenue becomes Alameda Apodaca, with formidable views of the Bay of Cádiz, all the way from Rota down to el Puerto de Santa María.

      In February 2019 we secured this circa 70 beam batch that had been removed from the demolition of the ruined building before proceeding to turn it into a 3 storey + rooftop terrace luxury condo (apparently with indoor spa and all).

      The outstanding feature about this lot of beams was the fact that most of them were stained in earthy colours in a truly natural way, as if it was the wood´s original skin colour. The average 200 year old beam is either bare or if painted, you would see the multiple overlapping layers of crumbling lacquer. You will see in some of the tables of this small collection that we´ve wanted to honour this feature by not stripping the material.

      This dwelling is covered by the Local Council´s heritage protection programme. It is listed as a bourgeois house, with rectangular main patio, 4 axis façade and lateral porch. The historic balconies and cierros (gaditan name for an enclosed balcony) are supported but fine overhanging imposts. The moulded cornice in the façade is another example of an altogether splendid construction.

      FULL STORY

      TABLES

      Marqués de Comillas Collection