This project began with a unique approach with the idea to capture the essence of how Dub music is viewed and produced. The Dub music attitude is to make space, break things down and find a few elements that work really well and put them together. I’m bringing the hidden structure of a table to the fore front; amplify it with sharp lines moving to a continuous motion along the top and down the legs.

The dub concept is built as a side table for recreational rooms or bedside. Simpler in form while creating more visual interest; the material used is showcased throughout the work.

If someone wanted to make a table, certain elements cannot be avoided such as aprons, and stretchers. These elements have very key importance on the structure for rigidity, and durability. All though we have little interaction with parts other then bumping our knees or resting feet on sharp edges below we generally assume we can’t have tables without them in our field of view. How can I change the originality of the table by making it simpler but more visually intriguing?

In concepts and ideation it’s important for a clear objective or and desire towards your destination point. In this project I’m looking to capture the idea of how Dub music is viewed and approached; I will explain my perception on the matter.

Dub is meant to take something from its complete finished form and strip it down to a new original piece. They took finished songs and began dissecting it in the individual layers, once separated you would take the drums and bass that usually are heard in the back round of the music you would turn it up and bring it to the for front. The Dub attitude is to make space, brakes things down and find a few elements that work really well and put them together. How I am using the dub attitude in the realm of furniture is to capture the essence of a table, the function of the Top & Base (Drum & Bass). I’m bringing it more to the front and amplify it with simple lines, continuous motion along the top and legs. It’s important to make the beauty of the material a main attraction on the piece.

My priority is to work out structural problems over time that could result from heavy loads, raking, and want to insure a timeless piece of art with in aim of becoming the next generation of antiques. I will be building some test joints and different part relationship to not complicate the construction and the ability to be flat packed.

Dubcept Side Table (2011)
Sugar Maple
19” (L) x 19” (W) x 21.5” (H)