Sabbath-furniture for more rest and less work
Sabbath is the debut furniture collection by artist and woodworker Grant Kaihoi
- In the U.S, 85.8 percent of males and 66.5 percent of females work more than 40 hours per week
- Americans work 260 more hours per year than British workers.
- According to the New York Times Americans left an average of 9.2 vacation days unused in 2012
- Working in 90-minute intervals turns out to be a prescription for maximizing productivity
- Mothers and fathers who wake up at 3 am to crying babies.
- CEO’s who work 80 hour weeks and need to set new work habits for themselves and their entire company
- The general contractor who feels the need to answer emails after 5pm
- The hard working auto mechanic
- Executive assistants who find themselves sleeping under their desk
- Anyone seeking to balance work and home life
- That friend of yours who needs to be told, “you deserve a break”
- Your local coffee shop
- Your office
The Sabbath prototypes are made from ash and feature 2″ wide blue cotton webbing. The chair is the flag ship, so to speak, of the sabbath collection. I used steam to bend the backrest, arms, and legs into their curved shape. The process, called steam bending, involves using a steaming chamber and several bending molds to achieve the strong arches that make for a elegant and sturdy design. Every joint in the furniture uses mortise and floating tenons to create quality joints like they did it in the old days, but with modern tech that makes the process efficient.
The end table’s primary function is to provide a place to stash away your tech device. Smart phones and the like are essential tools to get the job done, but they can also be a huge distraction when trying to meditate and disconnect for 20 minutes during your work day. Put your iphone to bed in the end table’s leather lined drawer. The legs like the chair are steam bent and the top features a sliding dovetail on either end, a mark of quality.
The privacy screen is intended for folks with large offices or open concept homes. It allows you the versatility to cut out a little niche in your space. The arc from the chair and table legs is repeated here and creates a negative space unique to the privacy screen and reminiscent of a pastoral setting. Escape from the work day, get refreshed and get back to work.
There are no two custom coasters alike. Unlike the rest of the collection the coasters are made from a variety of found wood species. Each one is inspired by the material itself. I use my creativity to make a special place for you to have a little “me” time with your personal coaster to set your coffee on.
The candleholder, like a “break in time” is made on the wood lathe. There are no two exactly alike. It features the natural edge of the log bringing a touch of rustic beauty to your meditation space.
About Me, Grant Kaihoi
- Graduated with a BFA in Art and Design concentrating in woodworking from Northern Michigan University in 2012
- Currently lives in central Minnesota with his wife and 3 sons
- Love working hard and resting well
- Passionate about creating beautiful objects with worthy intent and great utility. Hence Sabbath
- Sabbath is my debut work and is the first of many creative projects