Brass Coffee Table & Ottoman
DESIGNER: Joe Munson
DIMENSIONS: 33″ Length x 15″ Height x 20″ Width
MATERIALS: Polished Brass – Frame, Glass – Table top and Shelf, Vinyl
YEAR PRODUCED: 2011
UNIQUE FEATURES: The frame is welded from brass sections. A two-tier design of glass panels rest on rubberized pegs.The ottoman features an upholstered cushion that rests on an elastic web assembly.
INSTALLATION LOCATION: Leawood, KS
CLIENT: Kim Tucker
“What I like the most about Joe is his level of detail and his work ethic. He is obviously a very talented designer and fabricator but putting something on paper and actually getting it to its completed state is something that, in my experience, many artists can’t do, or if they do, it’s not on time. He is able to stay on task, plan in advance and deliver a product that is exactly, or better, then what he promised. He is always intensely focused on his work. He lives and breathes it. That level of interest and commitment shows in his designs and in his finished product.”
– Client Kim Tucker
INSPIRATION: Brass sections are meticulously fabricated into an elegant yet playful form to create this coffee table featuring a 1/2″ thick glass top and an ottoman that incorporates a suspended cushion. Furniture is like fashion. What’s old becomes new with a few transformative twists to the traditional. When presented with the client’s request to create a coffee table that incorporates an ottoman, Joe Munson rose to the challenge to create a visually intertwined ensemble that could function independently. Solid brass sections are welded to form a distinct rectangular form with a curvilinear detail. A glass tabletop and lower shelf sit on rubberized pegs and an elastic chassis supports a faux croc upholstered cushion for the ottoman.