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Mohena wood and leather folding table, 'Andean Birds' - Hardwood Round Folding Table with Handtooled Leather Curate

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Andean Birds Hardwood Round Folding Table with Handtooled Leather

With its novel folding shape, this accent table is beautiful and original. Abel... more

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With its novel folding shape, this accent table is beautiful and original. Abel Rios skillfully combines form and function, creating an unusual, handcrafted piece of furniture. The tabletop of polychrome leather is hand-tooled with elegant bird motifs. It is mounted on a frame of mohena wood, a fine Andean hardwood similar in grain to mahogany.

  • 3.65 kgs
  • 8.0 lbs
  • 57 cm H x 48 cm Diam.
  • 22.5" H x 19" Diam.

  • Mohena wood and leather
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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At the age of 16, I joined my brother's workshop to learn to work with leather. At 21, I set up my own workshop and began to create the wood and leather designs that I am known for. I love the history that I am able to bring to my work. Since colonial times, leather and wood have been combined to create many practical and decorative pieces of furniture and art. My style is distinct and detailed. I use motifs from Peruvian culture and my workshop is known for quality. I love this art and enjoy teaching my workers the skills that were generously taught to me. Many of my workers have gone on to open their own workshops. This gives me pleasure. This is how we keep the art alive.

I have found great success with Novica. I am now an established artisan and my work is sold around the world. I have the life I once imagined but, most importantly, I have made my family secure. My children are educated and they work with me - together we bring our love of Peruvian history and craft to a respected family business.

Abel no longer shares the rented patio with his chickens - the site of his first workshop. Today, the Rios family has bought that house and built a four story workshop on the adjacent land. They employ other artisans to help meet the international demand for their handcrafted products.

Abel is determined to give back - to share the good fortune that he has found. He employs two people who have thrived in the supportive environment his workshop provides. His assistant is intellectually challenged and one of his wood carvers is profoundly deaf.

While waiting for a bus, Abel was hit by a car. In Lima this is an all too common occurrence, and many do not survive. Abel was confined to a wheelchair for a year and relied on his son to deliver his designs to Novica.

Abel now has several full-time assistants.

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11/11/2016

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"Statement piece"

This folding table is really well-made and and the design on the leather is so beautiful.

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02/09/2018

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"Beautiful and functional"

I bought the Andean Birds folding table recently after drooling over it for a couple of years and I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived much quicker than I expected to Australia. It is absolutely beautiful, more so than the photo shows. Though it was my intention to have a table I could pack up and bring out when needed I now use it all the time and love it.

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Abel Rios

Meet the Artist
Abel Rios

Tooled leather furniture and decor accents

Andes
63 artist reviews

63 Testimonials for Abel Rios

Roberto

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Abel has a fantastic attention to detail in all of his pieces.

Charles

California, USA

His leather furniture is unique and the workmanship is excellent!

Archana

Trivandrum,Kerala

 
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