Built in 2012 this is the second commercial piece we were commissioned to create for Marfa Contemporary. They were wanting to install by Chinati weekend, which is a contemporary art museum based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd. The design for this commercial concrete furniture piece is from Elliot & Associates Architectural Firm out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Elliot Rand is a great guy and a talented architect. We enjoyed collaborating with him on this piece. I hope to work with more architects of his caliber in the future. Marfa really needed such an eye catching piece like this at their intersection. The overall feel of West Texas can be isolated and run down, so it felt great to be a part of a beautification process.
If you get a chance, stop by this wonderful building known outside by their sign as Marfa Contemporary. Place an order at Pizza Foundation, walk around the back to view the gallery while your pizza cooks. If needed there is also a rental car company next to the gallery that offers an inventory of time cars, to get you around West Texas.
Special thanks to the owner Chris Casi and architect Rand Elliot for involving us in your vision for Marfa Contemporary.
The Boot - Our hand at western commercial concrete furniture
This western creation was designed by Belle Peña and was built to go into The Saddle Club Bar & Grill in 2013. A truly unique piece that required skilled craftsmanship, which finally came to life after a month and a half.
The Boot bench has three components, two decorative tops and a base. The tops are precast concrete with integral color and steel & brass inlays. The base is GFRC (lightweight concrete) with our logo and an integrated bottle opener.
The table is precast concrete with decorative steel inlays, integral color, and rope edge detailing. The top sits on an imported wine barrel. It comfortably sits four people on one boot.