ZT Series Coffee Table and Chaise Bench, 2017
The ZT Series came about as part of a TAFE brief to make a table. Frahm came across the age-old technique of kerf bending. This technique involves removing material in repetitive lineal slices to allow a solid board to bend.
The end product is attractive yet simple and the technique has many applications. The same process is used to make the ZT Series Chaise Bench. The subtle style of the pieces and simple materials used are intended to target a broad consumer market and work comfortably in any modern Australian home.
Image Above: ZT Series Coffee Table (detail), 2016, birch plywood, blackwood veneered marine ply, steel. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
Image Below: ZT Series Chaise Bench, 2017, birch plywood, blackwood veneered marine ply, steel. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
Ceri Frahm has admired architecture, interior design and art all her life, and has always been a maker and renovator. In 2016 she enrolled in TAFE and knew immediately that she had found her true direction. Now in her third year of studying (Cert IV and Diploma), her work has been well received on exhibition and she is currently working on her first commissioned piece. Sharing her concepts in the industry with a view to finding a production mentor/partner is her immediate goal.