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Gideon Creations exists to create sensational interiors. An eye-catching chair, a table that defines the room. No decoration, simply design.

It is through considered design, knowledge of the material and a perfect finish that each piece from Gideon Creations takes centre stage in the space where it resides. It is the first thing you see when you walk in. Gideon is a furnituremaker with a vision.

Opus coffee table

The magnum opus, but in a smaller version. This coffee or salon table can be seen as a study for the Opus living table. The same interplay between perspective and asymmetry, but on a modest scale. With the warm wood a beautiful addition to your entry, living room or study room.

Material
Sapeli and stainless steel pins
Finish
Danish oil
Dimensions
Around 1200 x 650 x 450 mm
Edition
Opus table limited 10 pieces

Jewelry Boxes

Gideon Creations portfolio suggests a soft spot for jewelry boxes. Partly this has to do with their traditional nature. Jewelry boxes have been a consistent part of a household’s wares for time immemorial, a modest showpiece for treasured belongings. Possibilities and materials are endless. Do not underestimate the amount of work that goes into handcrafting a jewelry box: it demands a great deal of handwork and incredible accuracy.

Material
Different possibilities, shown are Sapeli, Cherry and Apple
Finish
Shellac and wax, oil, French polish
Dimensions
Different possibilities, shown are around 280 x 175 x 120 mm

Cassiopeia

The Cassiopeia-tables are named after the W-shaped constellation and the vain queen of Greek mythology. These vanity tables consist of no less than 168 individual pieces, each of which have been cut and placed with great care. These tables had been floating around in Gideon’s head for a long time before they became reality. What initially started as some components and the idea to make a clock, has now been interwoven into an intricate, contemporary table design.

Material
Ash, Cherry and Sapeli
Finish
Danish oil
Dimensions
Diameter 590 mm, height 678 and 485 mm
Edition
Limited to 30 pieces

Opus livingtable

This table could easily be called the magnum opus – the masterpiece – of Gideon Creations. A great deal of thought went into the design process, and the result is a piece that plays with the perspective of the viewer. A combination of confusion and balance, that will bring a lot of warmth to a room thanks to the wood’s deep golden, red-brown figuring.

 

Material
Sapelewood and a few Stainless steel rods
Finish
Danish oil
Dimensions
2339 x 1300 x 760 mm
Edition
Opus table limited to 10 pieces

Opera chair

Asymmetry and tight lines make for an alienating image, in sharp contrast with its natural finish. Originally developed for the Opus living table, but it certainly stands on its one thanks to the interesting colour combinations. Very comfortable to look at and sit on!

Material
Sapelewood en Magnifique fabric
Finish
Danish oil
Dimensions
w x d x h 480 x 575 x 960 seatheight 460 mm

Opus table set with Opera chairs

Whether it’s an optical illusion or not, the Opus/Opera table set is certainly an eye-catcher. With its extraordinary corners, the Opus living table suprises you time and time again from different sides. A play on perspective, with the warm depth of golden brown sapeli wood. A beautiful set at home or in the office.

Material
Sapelewood, a few Stainless steel rods, and Magnifique fabric
Finish
Danish oil

How I create

Each process starts with an almost limitless stream of thoughts and ideas. From this, an idea is filtered which is at the same time extraordinary and balanced. Sometimes this can seem like an impossible combination, but it brings the most exciting compositions every time.

After working out all the proportions, Gideon still likes to hand draw the piece in the traditional manner, using paper and pencil. Sketches are translated into a third or quarter scale model to ensure the design is fully resolved from every angle. For very complicated surfaces, CAD software is available to define the final solution.

The right design needs the right material – for volume and shape, but also to take advantage of the beautiful texture and grain-direction of the wood. The knowledge and experience Gideon has with different species of wood makes him able to critically select the ideal type of wood for each piece.

That’s the challenge: can you find the beauty in the right composition? Can you have the wood speak for itself? With utmost composure, precision and calm, every piece will define its own character.