WABI SABI BENCH

WABI SABI BENCH

Designer/Manufacturer

Ethan Stebbins

Circa

2021

Edition

Unique Work

Description

Inspired by the Japanese craftsmanship traditions and ethos, the Wabi-Sabi bench was created and hand-crafted by American stone carver Ethan Stebbins. The Maine-based artisan uses the Japanese time-honored techniques of interlocking joinery with local materials he carefully selects in the natural environments neighboring his studio.

Materials

Black Walnut, North Coast Granite Stone

Dimensions

L 92 x W 29 x H 18.25
Custom dimensions to be quoted upon request.

Weight

400 lbs

Lead Time

8 - 12 Weeks

Price

$25,740

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Ethan Stebbins

Ethan Stebbins

A stonemason and woodworker, Ethan Stebbins explores the possibilities of his materials through carving and joinery to create simple, refined forms. Abiding by the ethos of Japanese-American furniture maker George Nakashima (“The purpose is usefulness, but with a lyric quality”), Stebbins’ work locates and presents in new ways the inherent beauty of carefully selected stone and wood. Stebbins began his training as a stonemason in 1997, building dry stone walls with local fieldstone. Since then he has pursued apprenticeships under master gardener Masahiko Seko and American master craftsman Chris Tanguay, honing his stonework.

Stebbins lives and works in coastal Maine. Place and geology play a central role in his work as he scours the rocky coast for ocean-tumbled stones with a discerning eye for their dynamic, individual characteristics. Stebbins cuts and chisels the stone by hand without altering its natural surface, which often creates a focal point for his furniture pieces; the simple forms of his designs place the unworked material at the center.
 
In addition to his stonework and furniture design, Stebbins is a poet whose work has been widely acclaimed and published.

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