Proteus Candleholders: Magnetic Variation

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Proteus Candleholders
Sapele, Cast Concrete and Aluminum – small, medium & large

The Proteus candleholders are designed to magnetically attract into small clusters, large centerpieces or can be displayed as individual pieces. The magnetic “click” is a curiosity and will engage you in the dance of fining the right orientation of the holders for them to attract. The hiders are sold in matched pairs in small, medium or large size. Each pair is comprised of a positive and a negative holder. the magnets are placed at right angles to one another on the flat faces of the holders. The video below will demonstrate this better than I can with words. The magnetic bond is not enough to permanently hold them together, but rather, helps to encourage the look of the composition.

Some of the most dramatic centerpieces evolve when groups of three are “connected” and the remaining ones are spread out as individuals. The possibilities are endless and I have not even mentioned the candles yet! Each holder comes with a removable aluminum ring. Leave the ring in place when using a tall candle. By the way great care was taken to match the most common candle taper. I hate wobbly candles! Remove the aluminum ring and you can now use a tea candle.

Available for sale from the following link

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Nico YektaiBy Nico Yektai -
New York based designer/maker Nico Yektai opened the doors to his Hamptons studio in 1995 after completing the MFA program at the School For American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The rigorous technical training complimented his background in Art History, which he studied, at Hobart College in Geneva NY. Yektai has synthesized this background into a singular style that has gained him national attention. Visit nicoyektai.com for more information




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Interior Design Best Of Year Awards: Pontus Table

BOY Awards 2013: Nico Yektai

I am delighted to announce that my Pontus Console table is in the running for an Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award. The BOY Awards honor the most innovative furniture and accessories from the past year. The competition looks quite stiff this year in my category, residential coffee & console tables. I am going to need some help to make the finals again! Every vote counts so many thanks for taking the time to vote and/or spreading the word.

Voting is open October 1-11

Vote Now!

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Nico YektaiBy Nico Yektai -
New York based designer/maker Nico Yektai opened the doors to his Hamptons studio in 1995 after completing the MFA program at the School For American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The rigorous technical training complimented his background in Art History, which he studied, at Hobart College in Geneva NY. Yektai has synthesized this background into a singular style that has gained him national attention. Visit nicoyektai.com for more information




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Pontus Console Table in Concrete, Wood & Glass

Console table in concrete wood and glass

Pontus

Walnut, Colored Ash, Cast Concrete & Glass, 32H” x 56”L x 12”D Pontus on my website

The Pontus console table was born of a desire to design a console table that used an offset concrete base. I knew that I would need to incorporate bent laminations to gain the effect that I was looking for. I mocked the piece up with some curves that I had on the shelf and I quickly created and solved a major issue. The concern was the connection of the wood to the concrete base. I decided to slip the curves into the cast base.

See more on the construction of Pontus in this post Pontus Part 1

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The problem was that there was an odd void at the center of the base. The solution was the introduction of the final component, the dyed ash mass. I have use this technique in the past to great effect. At its best I transform shop scrap into an integral part of the composition. I choose the color to enhance the grain of the ash and to help tie it into the color of the edge of the glass top.

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The shaping of the concrete and the wood are tied together in my unusual style. I had to use a new technique for the casting. It is a very complex casting. The resulting table is capable of being built in a variety of woods and colors which makes it one of the more versatile table I have designed. I think that this is part of the reason that it has been nominated for an Interior Design Magazine Best Of Year Award 2013.
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Nico YektaiBy Nico Yektai -
New York based designer/maker Nico Yektai opened the doors to his Hamptons studio in 1995 after completing the MFA program at the School For American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The rigorous technical training complimented his background in Art History, which he studied, at Hobart College in Geneva NY. Yektai has synthesized this background into a singular style that has gained him national attention. Visit nicoyektai.com for more information




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