"Bojangles" large dining table designed and expertly handcrafted by builder/artist Norman Stubbs local boy from Haiku..
Dining size table 35.5" x 77" (.9m x 1.96m). Carved from an Earpods tree trunk with legs of super strong Lychee wood. Pheasant Wood shoe shaped "feet". Glass top covering 8'.
Specially designed pieces to lift the glass up to care for the underside. The depth underside the glass is between 1/2" to 4" following the natural curve of the tree trunk.
Norman Stubbs is known for the leather jackets he made and designed in the 60's thru to the end of the 70's. Seen on the backs of San Fransisco's rock stars (Janis Joplin) where is company was based out of. All the way to the up to the ultra famous (Elvis). His designs have become investments as well as Museum displays.
His leather jackets are now vintage and very collectable. Selling for thousands on eBay and elsewhere. Movie stars and rock stars proud to show off their hard to find leather jackets from the East West Musical Instruments Co.
His art is appreciated for its function and esthetic value as well as its investment value.
He has won several awards for his designs and his leather jackets have been exhibited in the: De Young Museum in San Francisco and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Boston.
A Maui boy who grew up farming on Maui, Norman returned home to Maui to work on the land after he closed up his San Fransisco shop in 1979. He practiced sustainability long before anyone ever heard of the word. He sees himself as a farmer and a builder. Nothing more. In fact he is so humble I had to dig up this information about him, then I had to remind him that he should maybe include this info in this listing. That people should know who and what they are really getting with this purchase. It's not just your average table. He isn't just a furniture maker he is an artist who creates functional art. I'm sitting in one of his larger works of functional art typing this up. A home that he designed and built "Hale Aina" I have the good fortune to be able to rent it from him. The first thing anyone says when they walk into this home is Wow!! Who built this house and how did you get so lucky to be living in it.
Bojangles represents Norman's talents and values in one piece. Not only is it functional-it's art sustainable art at that and one day may end up in a Museum with one of his leather jackets. It's an investment. If you are interested in purchasing Bojangles Norman will be happy to provide a certificate of authenticity with his signature on it. You never know. That might just be an investment in itself as well.
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