The aluminum frame of the Mark-8 Room Divider is shaped with the life-sized negative silhouette of the shells that were fired from the ship. It gives a sense of scale to the massive and destructive weapons onboard. The battleship-grey powder coating is offset with subtle brass screws and hinges. Flexible enough to be used as a room divider or mirror, this thoughtful piece aims to bring a palpable sense of scale to the viewer.
The War Craft Line is built from reclaimed teak from the deck of the decommissioned USS North Carolina. The battleship was built in the 1930’s in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and served in World War II. Decommissioned in 1947, it is to date one of the most decorated battleships in US naval history. Its sleek, uncluttered design set a new precedent for all future ships. By exploring and referencing the forms of the battleship, the pieces create a dialog between honoring those lost during its various campaigns and exploring the inherently violent nature of modern war craft.
Teak items available in a limited edition of twenty. Hand built to order, signed and numbered by the maker in Red Hook, Brooklyn and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Click here to view finish options.