Hilla Samia combines cast aluminum and wood to make these stunning hybrid designs. Aluminum seeps into every crevice, highlighting imperfections in the wood. I find the charred wood (from hot metal touching its surface) the most beautiful detail.
The Conoid Bench with Back is designed around a heavy slab, wider on either the left or right, which functions as an end table. Hand shaved hickory spindles and bent back. Conoid Bench with Back from George Nakashima Woodworker