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“This was a piece that was in production in 2008 with Umbra, the Block Table, and it was part of a series,” says Allen. “I wanted to see what it looked like if every cube was a different color, so I had this sample in my studio that was the wrong finish, and I asked this artist, Jennifer Dunlap, to come in and paint it for me. It’s not in production anymore because it was too heavy and expensive to make, kind of like a butcher block on steroids. But I’m fascinated by clusters of things in general.”