'Conversation Peace 2' suite ~ pair of high-back chairs with matching coffee table, designed & made by Timothy Hawkins
Maple; purple heart; yew; mirror glass & clear glass
Clear laquer finish
This is a story of two people who may look similar, but are different & have quite different views.
Although as people we all have some things in common we are all unique too, just like the chairs – they do the same job but are different to one another.
Starting at the top of each display chair, the design reflects the beginning of a conversation between two people.
Their opinions may be entirely opposite (as shown by the opposing shapes of the top of the back-splats within each chair) but as they discuss their views over the table they ‘iron out’ their differences, realising that there doesn’t need to be conflict.
Differences can be accepted & the conversation becomes calmer, providing a wider base for both to stand in the world.
By the end of the conversation a deeper understanding is reached & the two can reflect harmoniously together on the nature of themselves & others, this being represented by the sunken mirror beneath the glass of the table top.