Richard Bulan has been designing and crafting large coffee tables from the iconographic San Francisco landmark since 1996. The pedestrian-friendly feat of engineering became a monumental addition to your home décor with headboards, lamps and tables.
All the products are custom repaired and repainted to match the bridge’s original color by Strands of History. While each piece contains a significant amount of the Golden Gate, the modern design pieces also incorporate new American made steel. Adding lighter weight, domestically manufactured metals to the mix is a way for the artist to construct more portable and affordable art pieces.
The vertical suspender ropes, which have a core bundle surrounded by six other bundles and are twisted into a helix form, are topped with Claro-walnut, ultimately complementing the contemporary design and craftsmanship of the legs’ metalwork.
“All of us that work on these projects are committed to the preservation of this historic steel. This required exploring various techniques to maintain [the rope’s] structural integrity, as well as to preserve the unique lay of the wire and its inherent beauty and attraction.” – Mary Zimmerman
Strands of History brought in experts from Bushey Ironworks and Roundwood Furniture to help design the modern coffee table and wrangle the finicky raw materials.
Bushey weighed in with forge welding techniques to stabilize the ropes and Roundwood suggested a deeply striated Claro walnut wood that is about 80 years old.
This piece of art is the result of a dream and a lot of work invested throughout the years and it’s so much worth it! Whatever you do, do it with love… Specially large coffee tables!
The profile of a square coffee table incorporates new steel with the old, utilizing the pedestrian handrail cap for visual interest. It fits perfectly as a centerpiece to your seating areaand it provides a unique conversation starter when entertaining guests.
Each furniture modern design is part of a limited edition production run. Engraved on a brass plate is the production number, title of the piece, and year of production. In order to guarantee the genuineness of the product, each piece of large coffee tables comes with a Letter of Authenticity that has been authorized and signed by the furniture designer.
Also, product supply is limited and available on a first come basis. Only a portion of the Golden Gate Bridge’s original handrail was removed in 1993. Therefore, once the supply is exhausted, modern coffee tables will no longer be available.
What about these wood coffee tables? They are so stylish and useful. The reason that office desks and dining tables differ is that you use them in a different way to a large coffee table. Imagine do everything you usally do on a piece of history.
What do you think about these incomparable pieces? In this case, the past is the present and the future! Which one would you like to purchase?