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Chrysanthemum Coffee Table


Inspired by a chrysanthemum flower this table has gained a celebrity like status with all the attention it receives!

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Chrysanthemum Coffee Table

An elegant and intricate handcrafted coffee table built by Peterborough, Ontario fine furniture maker Rob Brown. Rob’s work often draws from Japanese materials and influences, and this piece is a stunning example.

The Chrysanthemum Coffee Table was inspired by a chrysanthemum flower, a plant native to Asia and northeast Europe that is said to be one of the prettiest varieties of perennials that start blooming early in the fall. Chrysanthemums were cultivated in China as a flowering herb as long ago as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to Japan around the eighth century AD and the Emperor adopted it as his official seal.

Story (in Rob’s words): “I have made a number of different types of this table, from coffee table size to dining table size, each with different materials (hand-made Japanese paper, planished copper, planished pewter, as well as different solids). This coffee table was featured in the main meeting area at the G20 Summit in Muskoka, Ont. It was also featured on the front page of The Globe & Mail’s Style section and in Canadian Woodworking Magazine”.

Materials: The main material for this coffee table is White Ash. Hand-made Japanese paper and glass are also used.

Dimensions: 48” dia. X 19” H


Rob Brown

I design high quality custom furniture and shoji screen systems that are beautiful, functional and durable. Traditional joinery methods - proven by time for their strength and enduring beauty – contrast with a contemporary aesthetic culled from Nature. The result: home furnishing with simple, clean lines, strength, purpose and style. I work on both residential and commercial projects, and am energized by a challenge. Wood is the foundation for all Equinox Interior designs. Its warmth and natural beauty combined with its workability makes it easy to understand why. However, other materials are often incorporated: hand-made Japanese paper, rock, copper, stainless steel, pewter, fabric and glass are just a few of the materials that can be used to make unique and functional pieces of furniture. As much as I love working with wood, I also enjoy experimenting with, and using, new materials in my work. I have also used materials and objects (found items, family heirlooms, wood cut from your property, etc.) supplied by clients to product fascinating and fun results. Nature is my inspiration. Organic design creates original furnishings that are beautiful and strong – something we all want in our furniture. As an independent businessman, craftsman and consumer, I value fair prices and open and honest communication. Designing and creating a piece of furniture for your home that you love and serves you well is my top priority. Owning custom-made furniture is a joy. Building it is an honor.

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Additional Information

Weight 175 lbs
Dimensions 53 x 53 x 23 in