Originally designed for Umbra, Canadian designer Natalie Kruch's Balloona stool is a slap-happy choice for an affordable side table. For a 3D Jackson Pollock effect, 500 deflated balloons are stretched across the table's square frame.
Designers Fernando and Humbert Campana conceived this prism-like table in 2004 for Alessi using a collection of welded stainless steel rods to create the base. The tiny table is but one piece in their Blow Up collection, which also includes accessories such as clocks, centerpieces, and magazine racks.
Paris-based Pauline Deltour was a designer and project leader at Konstantin Grcic’s office in Munich for three years before branching out on her own in 2010. Current clients include Alessi, Tacchini, Muji, Bree, and the city of Munich. Deltour designed this low table with a revolving bookrack to display bound ephemera in polychromatic fabric compartments.
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.