Table by Martin Goebel


“The table itself was designed and fabricated by Martin Goebel, co-founder at Goebel & Co. Furniture specifically for ‘Table’. The design was created in reference to iconic construction methods which have proven timeless. In order to understand the present it’s imperative to look at the past. All of Martin Goebel’s work for both production and couture examine life/function and strip away ornamentation, in an attempt to make simplicity elegant. In this case classic timber frame of both building and ship construction heavily influence the design. The base is created in solid 5″x5″ walnut timbers. A black toning of joinery was used to ‘low-light’ joinery detailing in order to silhouette major connections. The top is created from World War II surplus, aircraft-grade Sugar pine, purchased at auction from a 103 year old Pipe Organ company which was re-tooled during WW II for military component production.

– table was a three day event centered around this piece created by Martin Goebel
– a 3 day collaborative experience event Curated by Alex Almstead, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
– to examine how the design of and rituals of table use… how they have adjusted the way human experience evolved into modern society
– table featured culinary, light, sound, preformance, brewing, textile, literary and in this case furniture craftsmen collaboratively explaining their view on society with interactive physical object creation and consumption

‘Table’ – signature/focal point piece for ‘Table’ [the event]
Seating for 20
Designed in Solidworks”
Photos: Demond Meek Photography.






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  • Reply February 26, 2014

    Joseph Mung'oma

    Great creativity!

    • Reply February 26, 2014


      Beautiful Love the table

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  • Reply March 4, 2014


    I work as a furniture saler for 8 years officially…. I studied for some months product design also..,and i have to say honestly that this table, the design, the materials he used on and all the philosophy are awesome!!! Congrats :)

  • Reply March 12, 2014

    Pamela Alonso

    It is absolutely beautiful!!!

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