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Tim Gorman

Tim Gorman is a Minneapolis designer and craftsman who makes, at most, one or two pieces a year. His Ellipsoid Table , a design Ruhlmann surely would have appreciated, is a tour de force in exotic materials, including West African bubinga, ebony, makore, figured maple, and fine brass racing stripes inlaid to form a little checkerboard detail where they intersect on the top. The table’s conception and construction made full use of Gorman’s background in engineering, mathematics, and computer-aided design. Sculpturally, there is tremendous energy in the table’s stance; its tusk-like legs take commanding possession of the space. The flow of all the table’s curves has been thoroughly considered, satisfying the eye from every angle.

— From Glenn Gordon's essay, Sculpture Designed to be Used.

  • Tim Gorman, Ellipsoid table.
    Ellipsoid Table, 2006. West African bubinga, ebony, birdseye maple, maple, walnut, brass. 30" H x 36" W x 46" L. Courtesy Jim and Jean Frankard, Winona, Minnesota.
  • Ellipsoid Table
    Ellipsoid Table
  • Ellipsoid Table
    Ellipsoid Table
  • Ellipsoid Table
    Ellipsoid Table