Tuesday, August 19, 2008
This is my Swerve dining table with B+ chairs. I've drawn in my mind for some years this form and finally I've found a way to build it.
The table is made with hand-laid, sequenced flinch-sawn Sappo veneer. Ten ply lamination with double veneer skins is used to make 14 layers of lamination for the leg form. Pictured dining table, 93" long x 40" wide x 30"high. Also shown, B+ chairs in Santos Rosewood veneer.
Available up t0 10 1/2' long ( allowing 10 dinning settings) and beyond for special orders. Also a wonderful conference table option with unlimited modular application.
The "worm" shelving was original launched at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair of 2002 as part of a line of pieces that featured solid poplar normally considered a secondary wood used for hidden wood components in upholstery and paint grade finish carpentry. I had an idea of leaving the pieces unfinished, so as to allow it's natural skin in our living space, satisfying the tree hugger in us, and easy renewal with lite sanding. The "worm" has simple elbow modular design, that can allow it to take many forms. This one is 5' wide x 6 1/2' tall on a 6' radius and makes a beautiful room divider. It is currently available and on display at Twentieth in LA.
The waterfall desk was original launched at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair of 2002 as a solid poplar piece. For nearly a year it haunted me and kept surfacing in drawings when ever I sat down with my wife Virginia at our kitchen table in Brooklyn , where she would spend her evenings painting after the kids were asleep. It took nearly two years to develop a process that would allow its skin to be any veneer desired and was structurally sound. It involves four molds for inner and outer skins, a traditional veneer press, and a composite of materials that include fiberglass chopped strand and polyester resin. 30"h x 5'L x 30"deep
Currently available and on display at Design Lush in NYC and Twentieth in LA.
Each piece requires many different and complex processes and takes several weeks to several months to complete.
Ladislav Czernek Bio
L.A. Showroom: Twentieth, 8057 Beverly Blud. Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.904.1201
N.Y. Showroom: DesignLush, 200 Lexington Avenue, Ste. 200, New York, NY 10016; 212.532.5450
El Molino Gallery
Sublime American Design
26 Varick, Tribeca, New York
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Felissimo Design House
Made in Brooklyn
10 W. 56th Street
Sept. - Oct. 2003
St. Annes Warehouse
38 Water Street
June 13-15, 2003
100 Broome Street, Soho, New York
2002 - 2003
Jacob Javitz Convention Center
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Klisinian Ross Gallery
East Village, New York
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
2 person show 2000
Lark Books, page 277
House & Garden
The New Tastemakers
New York Sun
June 15, 2002
Design and Display Magazine
New York Times
Marianne Rohrlich, 2000
Karen Klages, 2000
Founded Ladislav Czernek Furniture - West
Founded Ladislav Czernek Furniture
1999 - present
Founded Epoché Studios, a cabinetmaking shop specializing in modern design. Clients included Ali Tayar, Harry Allen, Clodagh and Carl diAquino.
1991 - 2004
Founded Epoché Gallery, an artist run gallery featuring Installation Art.
1989 - 1992
1986 - present
Born June 13, 1961 in Trinec, Czechoslovakia; family emigrated
to Baltimore, Maryland 1968
BFA Maryland Institute College of Art: Sculpture major
Baltimore, Maryland. g.1985