I initially went into the Tino Zervudachi gallery because of the charms of last weeks table, but after I’d left, it was the charming poetry of this console that stayed with me.
The tree is of sculpted plaster over a metal armature, which supports two layers of a brèche rouge marble table-top. This marble table-top is irregularly supported and highly veined, so the fact that there are two layers of marble strengthen it to avoid cracking and allow it to stay unframed. The mottled pattern and raggedy edges accentuate the tree thing, and the white patches pull it in with the base.
Many possibilities come to mind as to what kind of objects to place on it, it easily lends itself to still life configurations, but my favourite fantasy with this console is of the tiny decorations that I would dangle from it at Christmas.