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Marc Fish, Ethereal Desk, UK, 2018

Documentation Signed
Origin England
Period New
Materials Sycamore, Acrylic.
W. 97.5 in; H. 25.5 in; D. 28.75 in;
W. 247.65 cm; H. 64.77 cm; D. 73.03 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 2018
Description The Ethereal Desk is the first piece in Marc Fish’s Ethereal Series, his latest group of new works. In an exploration to develop new, innovative techniques for combining resin with his signature wood laminations, Fish created a revolutionary material that allows light to pass through frosted resin in varying levels of light and dark. Reflected off of the paper-thin wood veneers, the light takes on different shades, manipulated by the fluctuating spaces between the laminations. The effect is that of a constantly shifting, illuminated surface quality.

Ever inspired by elements of the natural world, Fish’s Ethereal Series mimics the delicacy of leaf structures with their complicated system of midribs and veins. The edges of the desk gently curl upwards as in the leaves of certain succulent plants. The entire structure of the desk has a ribbon-like delicacy that betrays its structural integrity.

Renowned furniture maker John Makepeace states, “In the Ethereal Desk Marc Fish has raised his practical and material virtuosity to an extraordinary new level. The blend of materials in the surface is especially beguiling.”

While the curvilinear forms of Fish’s works harken back to Art Nouveau, his process pushes the limits of 21st century furniture design. His sublimely unique works possess a timelessness that could be found seamlessly in the most contemporary of settings to the most traditional.

Marc Fish’s unique works possess a timelessness that allows them to integrate seamlessly into almost any space. While the curvilinear forms of Fish’s works harken back to Art Nouveau, his process pushes the limits of twenty-first-century furniture design. Fish draws inspiration from natural forms, often exploring the Victorian obsession with natural history.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 301072
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