Furniture Design Series: The Side Table
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A two-legged side table? A two-legged side table! As sturdy as its four-footed friends, this box leans flush against the wall, ready to keep your books, bits, bobs, and tchochkes close at hand. Available for purchase from Howkapow, a webshop well-worth a browse (lots of fun stuff!).
The angular two-legged Ply side table by Ronan Copia, founder of Valencia-based outdoor furniture company Axthor, is made of heavy-gauge powder-coated steel—a departure from the company's repertoire of welded aluminum, polyurethane fabric, and polyethylene-panel rectilinear furniture.
Nort is a table by young designers Jose Gomez, Hector Munoz, and Jose Ramon Tarazona, who work under the banner Estudio Estres. Their flat-pack, sustainably harvested ash and chestnut plywood kit with four interlocking parts has a white porcelain shelf that doubles as a tapas tray and can be assembled as quickly as it can be dismantled.
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The off-kilter construction of this tripod side table from new Singapore-based brand Foundry achieves an almost improbable balance, but its equilibrium is no illusion. Its angled walnut—or oak—legs effortlessly support the painted ash surface.
Eje 1, a birch plywood side table by José Antonio Gurrola, is part of the very cool collection from Pirwi, a Mexico City-based manufacturer dedicated to sustainable processes and good, quality design. The line was just recently launched in the US and is sold here exclusively through Kirk, a gallery in Austin, Texas. www.kirkgallery.com
An elevated fascimile of the treestump, this table is raw, unfinished, and sustainable, as it's made from FSC-certified domestic ash or maple and polished to a smooth finish.