Put Your Furniture's Best Foot Forward
You’re probably familiar with ornately carved claw-foot furniture, but have you ever noticed any furniture with unique feet, paws or hooves? Made popular by designer John Dickinson back in the 1970s, these arresting dining table, bench and chair legs draw the eye to the ground, where a whimsical surprise awaits. Take a seat on this furniture safari and see whether your space could use the legs of a gazelle.
Ed Ritger Photography
A shaggy ottoman with hooves (previous photograph) adds unique texture and shape to the room.
Hooves adds all the whimsy a room requirements. This breakfast nook bench with deer legs produces a warm and fuzzy, stylish feeling, kind of like Bambi does.
Mark English Architects, AIA
Among the most well-known tables with feet that are notable is the African American Table from John Dickinson. While the first plaster tables can run roughly $16,000 at auction, Sutherland has just gained the rights and the molds for rereleasing these designs in reinforced concrete with glass fibers at more affordable rates.
Jennifer Baines Interiors, Jenny Baines
A Dickinson African Table retains its own within a large open floor plan.
JR Studio Design – Joel Robare
The Footed Table is another John Dickinson classic that’s been rereleased by Sutherland.
Steven Miller Design Studio, Inc..
When added to an all-white chair, animal pliers and legs add personality to a room while keeping the look elegant.
In the living area within another photograph, they balance out the serious contemporary wingback lines with some whimsy.
If you wish to look at the look, Oly Studio has quite a few pieces with animal feet and legs, from stools …
Faline Library Table
… to dining area tables.
The John Dickinson collection could be viewed at Sutherland but can be available only to the trade; you could buy it through designers and select showrooms and shops.
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