Friday, April 1, 2011


This coffee table is one of our recent projects at Kathleen Wills Design. Our client was interested in creating a one-of-a-kind industrial style piece for her living room, so we designed this coffee table featuring antique gurney casters and three-inch thick wood planks salvaged from the Gibraltar School in Detroit. The rough surface texture of the wood, replete with sawmarks and nail-holes, was left intact, and the steel frame has been hand buffed for a matte finish. In a way this table could be seen as an expression of our earlier post about the Detroit renaissance and industrial chic.

Sturdy enough for a dance party, this table only improves with each dent it acquires. Throw down a cup of coffee without a coaster, mix up a few margaritas without worrying about spilling - this table will probably outlive all of us.

It's not yet available on our website, but if interested, please contact us!