Douglas Baker, a Rochester-based graphic designer, commissioned Castle to create one of his furniture-as-architecture installations for Baker's dining room. What Castle did was nothing short of miraculous: an acrobatic feat of woodworking that flipped the laminated white-oak dining table on its head and suspended it from the ceiling, complete with conical lighting fixture. Sadly, the set-up no longer exists as it did in 1966 (pictured here).  Wendell Castle's Volumes by Kelsey Keith

Wendell Castle's Volumes

Douglas Baker, a Rochester-based graphic designer, commissioned Castle to create one of his furniture-as-architecture installations for Baker's dining room. What Castle did was nothing short of miraculous: an acrobatic feat of woodworking that flipped the laminated white-oak dining table on its head and suspended it from the ceiling, complete with conical lighting fixture. Sadly, the set-up no longer exists as it did in 1966 (pictured here).

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