Siena the Bookblock Table

Date 2007

Description Siena is made from the pages of discarded books.  The original bookblock (ie the block of pages) provides the backbone to the table.  No glue is required during Siena’s construction. Each item is an original and is hand-crafted by Sam herself.  The resulting forms are surprisingly sturdy.

Sizes Siena is available in three typical sizes: Tall Siena the Bookblock Table (310 to 395mm high), Standard Siena (210 to 305mm high) and Mini Siena (less than 210mm high).

Themes The possible themes are endless.  Some popular themes in the past have included: cooking, gardening, Australia, travel, the world, the universe, artworks, photography, butterflies, children’s books or a specific colour.


1. Siena detail shot (Australian artists theme).  Photo by Sam Parsons

2. Cluster of Sienas (1 tall and 2 standard. Mixed theme).  Photo by Peter Bennetts

3. Siena detail shot (atlas theme).  Photo by Matt Moore

4. Cluster of Sienas (1 tall and 2 standard. Mixed theme).  Photo by Sam Parsons

5. Standard Siena the Bookblock Table (coloured internal pages).  Photo by Sam Parsons

6. Mini Sienas (flower theme).  Photo by Sam Parsons

Application The tall and standard Siena’s function as occasional tables, either individually or in clusters.  They can be used with or without a tray / plate / glass / book sitting on top (whatever you have at home).

Alternatively Siena makes for an interesting sculptural feature sitting on a table, mantle or shelf.  They provide a great talking point as a table centre piece at a dinner party or function.

links tomorrow exhibition, commissions

Purchase details Siena the Bookblock Table is a limited edition piece and available from several stockists throughout Australia.  Alternatively Siena can be made to order based on specific size and theme requirements.  Please contact Studio Sam for details.