What inspired your Dish tables? Chelsea: “A collection of African stools that I inherited from my grandparents. Both of my grandfathers were doctors who worked in public health, which took them and their families all over the world. My mom and her family lived in Ghana, Ethiopia, and later Thailand. My dad was born in Nigeria and lived there, Cameroon, and then in Australia with his family. I grew up with these little tables. They have great sculptural presence, but aren’t really very functional as they are hand carved from single pieces of wood and are pretty wonky. The idea behind our tables was to take the basic dished out top but clean it up so that you get a usable surface.”
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What inspired your Dish tables? Chelsea: “A collection of African stools that I inherited from my grandparents. Both of my grandfathers were doctors who worked in public health, which took them and their families all over the world. My mom and her family lived in Ghana, Ethiopia, and later Thailand. My dad was born in Nigeria and lived there, Cameroon, and then in Australia with his family. I grew up with these little tables. They have great sculptural presence, but aren’t really very functional as they are hand carved from single pieces of wood and are pretty wonky. The idea behind our tables was to take the basic dished out top but clean it up so that you get a usable surface.”