Like diving through a waterline of clear glass into the organically seductive structural elements of a yacht, Rose & Heather’s Bailey table has nothing to hide. A focus on the underbelly structure of glossy ribs and ribbands rimmed by the curvaceous arcs of tumblehomes is the major appeal of the new table, which is based on the pre-construction design of the classic Bailey yacht.
In creating the table, Martin Bell from Rose & Heather says he was inspired by his own Bailey – named Janet – that he keeps moored outside the family bach in Urquhart’s Bay in Whangarei Heads in Northland.
The Bailey has become a bit of a family tradition for Bell. He says, as he was growing up he watched his Dad build another Bailey from scratch in the back yard using the 1920s book, “How to Build a Wooden Boat”, by David “bud” McIntosh. It wasn’t something he thought much about back then, but the book is now a firm favourite tome and he keeps a much cherished copy on display in the Morrow Street, Newmarket showroom so customers can understand the link to the fine maritime craftsmanship that the Bailey represents.
“The Bailey blends clean, elegant design with Rose & Heather’s reputation for craftsmanship,’ says Bell.
Part of the Christopher Elliott collection, the Bailey is constructed of solid kauri and is available in several different colour stains.