Saturday, January 31, 2009
I can't believe it's Coal
I first saw these sculpted coal tables a couple of years ago at the Ralph Pucci showroom and I wanted one immediately. I almost fell over when I inquired about the prices, but I do have one friend who actually purchased one. They are carved out of Anthracite coal by Jim Zivic. I am told that this type of coal, unlike charcoal, is 100% pure carbon, whatever that means, but I am enthralled by them because one: I find most of them to be quite beautiful and two: I am always amazed to see others creative visions and use of materials that I never would have thought of. He has also fashioned bowls and bookends. The bookends are available thru Foley & Cox Home. More on Jim Zivic later.