Our clients, in Chicago, catapulted us away from our comfort zone by choosing a slab with a significantly decayed live edge. We had total freedom to design a solution that would make the live edge functional. Photos: Sean Miller
Attacked and decayed by fungus, the live edge was left rotten and "punky", a consistency similar to styrafoam. It also created a beautiful canyon like texture that we wanted to maintain and highlight.
We chose to add a recessed, hand cut bronze glass sheet, supported by two brass "corsets" that emerge from within the slab to the decayed live edge.
The space between the glass and decayed live edge became a stunning space of textured reflections.
The brass "corsets" can be inlaid with two different orientations. For those who prefer the corset to have more of a presence, here is the other side.