Throughout my career as a wood artist, my primary focus has been to create objects that go beyond the traditional look of furniture: to create a functional piece of sculpture out of wood. I am excited and challenged by finding new ways of enhancing my finished designs with the inherent beauty of wood.
My initial designs adopted a purely organic approach to furniture design. In the late 1980's I began highlighting the natural edges of the wood or tree in my designs. I was intrigued with taking a natural edged board, or scrap from a local firewood pile, and designing an entire object around it. The use of this natural edge began to impact many of my designs.
Since 1987, I have concentrated my conceptual interests in two directions: designing work around a natural edged piece of wood and creating several bodies of themed pieces.
My work is both organic and geometric: my ultimate goal has always been to create a unique, beautiful object.
Charles B. Cobb lives and works in Northern California and his work is in homes and offices through out the United States, Asia and Europe.
Charle's art is in our online store.