Mabeo Studio 2016
Sesana is a basic table that reflects the simple, often improvised approach to making in Botswana. The table is constructed using wood which would normally be put aside due to what is often considered to be aesthetic defects.
A texture that accentuates, or in some sense, neutralizes the natural blemishes on the wood surface, through free hand grooving, is applied to the legs as well as to the edge of the table top.
This visually rough texture, juxtaposed with the finely finished top surface and soft rounded edge on the long sides of the top, creates a simple and interesting piece that manages to straddle between being the most mundane of tables to being an art piece.