A recipient of multiple design awards*, the Feather Side Table and Feather Coffee Table by Apiwat Chitapanya for MASAYA By Asia Collection Co., Ltd are as much sculpture as they are furniture.
Welded Feather Tables by Apiwat Chitapanya
Chitapanya has created several pieces for MASAYA, a line within the Asia Collection Co. that combines stylish refined designs with solid wood, marble tops, and bronze bases. But these two pieces are by far the most artistic and aesthetically unusual.
With an admitted fascination for the compositional details of feathers, Apiwat decided to design a Feathers Collection consisting of an end table and a coffee table for the Thailand based company.
Similar to sculptures handmade piece by piece, the Feather tables require skilled craftsmanship to weld the small stainless steel pieces together in order to create a composition of feathers. This final welded element acts as the base of the table, supporting the tops.
Welding the piece:
The beauty of the plumage is in its overlapping layers.
Feather Wall art is presently being created to accompany the tables:
Both tables have hand-made tops. One of laser cut steel, the other wood. The Feather tables give the sensation that they are almost light enough to fly.
Apiwat working on a brass version of his feather collection coffee table in his studio:
About the designer:
(the following text is taken from the artist’s website, hence the broken english):
I studied B.E. of Fine Art, Major of Printing. Since, I studied M.A. of applied art at Silpakorn University, Thailand. There is design subject that made me know the world of design. After that, I had visit BIG+BIH, design event in Thailand, It made me interested in art object and open my mind to design works. I made my accessory objects such as ceramics vase, wood lamp and small decorating object. Afterwards, I had a chance to design for other companies that allow me to try more materials such stainless welding, metal and brass casting. These made me fun and continuing to develop my design.
* The Feather collection has been the recipient of the following awards: Good Design Award, 2016; Design Excellence Award, 2016; Prime Minister’s Excellence Reward and the Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016