pillowing
 n.— «Whitley also creates contemporary pieces of furniture. Among them, the Throne Chair, 1977, is hand worked from rare woods, including American Curly Maple, Ebony, Dogwood, Birdseye Maple and Black Walnut. Whitley employed a new technique called “pillowing” with this chair which joins the surface edges and allows for the expansion and contraction of the wood pieces. The chair stands on three solid legs, has a smooth finish and evenly combines the dark and light elements of the various types of wood.» —“Robert Whitley: Beauty, Function, and Grace at Michener Art Museum” in New Hope, Pennsylvania Artdaily.org Mar. 16, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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