TRAY TABLE

BRUCE GOODSIR, TRAY TABLE, 1997

SOLID MYRTLE, VENEER
500(H) x 500(W) x 500(D) mm

THE WORK

This delicate yet robust piece is a continuance of Bruce’s desire to explore functionality and aesthetics in relation to space and place. The tray table is a great example of a multi-function object. The top of the table lifts off in one piece to become a portable tray. The construction of the supports has been achieved using simple joints, with no nails, screws or other fastenings.

THE DESIGNER

Bruce was a practicing architect, design lecturer and builder for 27 years before embarking on furniture design in 1990. His architectural work had dealt principally with spatial articulation and the making of place within the natural landscape. He continued these essential themes in his furniture design while also responding to the unusual qualities of Tasmanian timbers.

Born: 1943, Brisbane, Australia