Striking. Wooden side table consisting of two stripped-down trestles and a table top. The seemingly heavy top contrasts the rigid trestles. The top gives in and provides space for the sharp ends of the trestles to lock the legs and the top together. Intriguing shapes, familiar yet not at all, balancing between art and design. Viewed from different angles the side table varies greatly. A design meant to puzzle our understanding of shape, form and function.
Based in Basel, Swiss designers Dominic Plueer and Olivier Smitt work to challenge our assumption and perception of daily life’s most basic products. Through emboldening a product’s material presence and not demoting unfamiliar forms to typical primary functions, PlueerSmitt’s small-scale furniture and objects confirm that life’s basic products can realize new life as autonomous objects.
H: 45 cm
Wood, polyurethane top
Black stained + matte lacquered