Coalesce is the distillation of my time in Art Center's furniture studio. Simple geometry, proportion, honesty in materials and the interplay of light and shadow, are considered in this minimal work. My design attempts to challenge the senses by bringing two simple shapes together and balancing them in a minimal expression of form. The piece is formed of aluminum, hand patinated and waxed. The interior surface is finished with high gloss white meeting a polished edge detail and topped with tempered glass.