A log maneuvering tool, this particular cant hook is based on the one we use in our own work with a sharp pivoting hook called the dog bound to the handle by a snug collar and a second lipped collar at its blunt end for added grip along a tree’s curving surface. Each functional detail as been hand carved from Walnut: a threaded wood screw and washer ring tightened upon a wood nut. These refined wooden elements are in sharp contrast to the sheer bulk and visual weight of the heavy tapered sand cast iron handle.
Interested in the interaction of natural and manmade worlds, Michael Moran, a woodworker and tree lover, and his partner Celia Gibson create pieces that are both elegant and honest, paying homage to the unique characteristics of the wood itself. The domestic hardwood trees used for Moran Woodworked’s custom, limited-edition furniture — as well as for Michael’s sculpture — each have their own story to tell, with each knot, curve, and bark inclusion honored as part of that story. Such care and reverence for materials encourage viewers to reconsider the ways in which they interact with, and often take for granted, the natural world.
Michael and Celia have been designing and building modern, yet traditionally crafted furniture since 2004 in their workshop and home in New York’s Hudson Valley.
- Walnut and Iron
- Boxed 20" x 54" x 5.5”
- Edition 1 of 2.