It was a tremendous honor to design nine different pieces of furniture for this momentous project. The work of Maya Lin, the architectural designer of Smith College’s revamped Neilson Library, is noted for its environmental components, such as the significant increase in natural light that’s a vital part of the renovation. Similarly, we used the natural contours of wooden boards. Only the bark of a tree is removed, and minor imperfections such as knots and uneven edges are retained.imperfections such as knots and uneven edges are retained.
1 of 2 Elm cookie slab coffee tables fitted with Black Walnut legs
1 of 4 live edge Elm benches created with Maya Lin and Bill Bialosky
1 of 3 live edge Elm reading tables 11' long and 48"/60" wide!
Parts of elm tree outside Neilson Library reappear inside as furniture
Maya Lin completes new Neilson Library at Smith College in Massachusetts
For Maya Lin, a Victory Lap Gives Way to Mourning