Desk and office artisan accessory, handcrafted of solid oak wood, representing artistically a floating platform (pontoons). It features of a train of carved notches that is reminiscent of a queue and it belongs to the Queueline family of objects. It offers elegant support and stylish display of business cards and other fine paper products. It is available in a choice of natural oak colour with soft wax coating or in dark ebony. The carving of lines is handcrafted and created by a single piece of wood.
|Dimensions||12.3 × 10.9 × 6.4 cm|
A pontoon is a floatation device with buoyancy sufficient to float itself as well as a heavy load. Pontoons may be used on boats, rafts, barges, docks, airboats, hovercrafts, floatplanes or seaplanes and may support a platform, creating a raft. A little over 50 years ago, a small town Minnesota farmer had a thought that would completely change the history of boating. His idea of building a family-friendly vessel involved modernizing a concept that had been around for centuries. The origin of the pontoon model goes back thousands of years to ancient people using floating circular structures like logs or inflated animal skin attached to some kind of platform. Eventually this concept was used to support military bridges, allowing armies to cross rivers and other streams.
(Source: History of the pontoon by Katie Burke)