They buried their hand-carved pieces for six weeks in a container of special soil that caused them to oxidize quickly but naturally. They started this in 1954, and it took them six years to perfect the process. Their pieces were sculptural yet functional, and their motifs were taken from nature and history.
Philip called their work "functional art," using a tag-line in 1960s that said, "It's not just functional and not just art. It's an investment." Their style was intentionally conservative, so their work would fit in with any style, whether traditional or modern.
|Kidney-shaped bronze coffee table|
|Surfboard-shaped coffee table|
|Eternal Forest coffee table|
|Eternal Forest close-up|
|Metamorphosis coffee table|
|Motion #2 small table|
|Basketweave low coffee table|
|Close-up of basketweave design with signature|