It seems that designers can’t get enough of thinking up unusual, clever and downright stunning ways to create a table. Here is another wave of great awesome table designs, that are works of art in themselves.
It was only a few months ago that we brought you a piece on The New Wave Of Table Designs, well it seems that it wasn’t just a single wave, but rather a tsunami of designs, as as of late a lot new table designs have emerged that have swept us off our feet.
Here is a small selection of some of our favourite ones…
Blurring the boundaries between the states of solid, liquid and gas, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur’s table has showcased his ability to turn advanced production techniques into unique pieces of furniture.
Using 3D special-effects software usually employed in films, Lehanneur has sculpted marble and aluminium into wave-like forms that look like they’ve been frozen in time. These surreal surface casts have then been hand-polished and encased in glass to form the Liquid Aluminium Table.
In the previously mentioned article one of the tables we highlighted was Alexandre Chapelin’s ‘Lagoon Table’, where he combined numerous materials including marble and wood to emulate a topographical image of an imagined ocean
. Well now he is back with a new version of the table called Starry Sea. It uses the same model as the original, however this time he has integrated a Wi-Fi connected LED light system throughout which offers over 300 hours of illumination on a single six hour charge. It also comes with a remote control that lets you set the colour, or you can simple download and use the app that goes with the table.
Inspired by the depths of the ocean, The Abyss Table created by British-based designed company Duffy London shocases dynamic deep blue and green colours. The design resembles a geological cross-section of the sea with its topographical-like layout.
Using only ethically-sourced materials in its production, the whole piece is made of Perspex, high-grade wood and sculpted glass the finished product is imbued with dramatic complexity, and yet is also both functional and mesmerisingly beautiful.
This is another reworking of a previously featured design by Stelios Mousarris. Made from wood and steel using 3D technology, the table portrays a sidewalk scattered with skyscrapers that in turn folds into the air, curving over on top of itself, much like you see in the film Inception, that was the original inspiration behind it.
This time around the table boasts an enticing matte black finish, and features a robust steel frame that provides the table with a more noticeable stealthy look and feel.
Japanese designers Nendo have designed a range of ‘Sway’ tables for Italian marble brand Marsotto that are bound to be the talking point of whatever room they grace. Available in black and white, the designers wanted the tables to exploit the weight of marble, which is often perceived as a negative factor in design, so decided to create pieces that tilt to one side.
The table is precisely stable due to the weight of the leg section and its appearance of instability in turn provides a new expression of agility to the marble.