This table was inspired by the 'torii' arch of Chinese and Japanese origin. I have studied the roots of Art Nouveau design in the Japanese woodblock prints of the 19th century, and the 'torii' arch and the Hokusai wave design have particularly influenced my work. This table was a gift to a friend, and emerged completely from my subconscious, unencumbered by requirements. The wood was what I had available, oak for the base and wide pine boards for the top.
I have made later models of this table in other woods, as part of commissioned work. This particular table is the most fluid in its design and execution.