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Kirk McGuire's Bronze Sea Creature Tables are Creepy and Classy

— July 21, 2014 — Art & Design
Kirk McGuire's bronze sea creature tables manage to be creepy and classy at the same time. The San Francisco-based artist works exclusively with bronze and has created over 1,500 sculptures over the course of his 30-year career. His tables are extraordinarily detailed, with each metal cephalopod looking almost as if the live animal itself was cast in bronze.

McGuire says he's fascinated by wildlife, which explains just why he chooses the creatures of the deep as his muses. Of his many creations, the squid table is especially amazing, with each suction cup expertly detailed and each tentacle curling just so. Such craftsmanship isn't seen every day, which could explain why these bronze sea monster tables cost so much. If you'd like to own one you need to be prepared to pony up at least $16,500.
Trend Themes
1. Bronze Furniture - There may be opportunities to create other unique and artistic bronze furniture pieces that offer a specific visual appeal.
2. Realistic Animal Sculptures - Expanding the range of animals to be sculpted beyond sea creatures could create an interesting avenue for demand, and playing with concepts like mixed metals could increase the classiness quotient.
3. Craftsmanship as Luxury - Elevating the artistry behind creations like these bronze tables to the level of luxury - bundling customization options, unique choice of materials, or limited editions - may open up a new market for the high-end clientele segment.
Industry Implications
1. Luxury Furniture Manufacturing - Existing luxury furniture businesses could explore opportunities in creating high-end artistic furniture as a unique selling point or to cater to those with the budget and affinity for art.
2. Art Installations for Hospitality Venues - Businesses that offer art installations for hospitality venues like hotels or high-end restaurants may have opportunities to offer artistic pieces like these bronze tables as part of their portfolio.
3. Art Galleries & Auction Houses - Galleries and auction houses looking to diversify their collection may be interested in acquiring pieces like these for their clients, or promoting new artists that work with unique materials like these.
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