Kwila (Papua New Guinea)
40” x 24 1/2” x 18” 1999
The Kwila Coffee Table has solid wood legs, rails, and top. By focusing on a single species of wood, subtle details such as the textured transition from the legs to the tabletop and the slightly curved horizontal rails become more prominent.
Kwila (pronounced quee-la) is an ecologically harvested wood that is only recently known in North America. The hope is that by using lesser known species such as kwila, pressure will be taken off of wood species like teak, that are in trouble from over-harvesting. Kwila has become a personal favorite for its warm, rich color and strong presence. The table is finished with special finishing oil and wax.