Ricardo Vasquez, Maui

Hawaiian Koa, curly mango,Ulpalakua pine,bamboo, coconut fiber

The source of my inspiration came from the shapes on the sails on the Hawaiian voyaging canoes.

My time living on a cruising sailboat for 25 years has forever forged a bond with all other people who feel the lure of the sea.

The “crab claw” shape of the Hawaiian voyaging canoes is reflected here in a functional piece of furniture. The compound curves of the sail door, the sweep of the side and top pieces, as well as, the shape of the base all reflect those found on the canoes.

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