Collection by Allie Weiss

Daniel Libeskind Designs Table for Marina Abramovic Exercise

A limited-edition table released by Moroso brings together the high art and design worlds. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the 'Counting the Rice' table is an embodiment of an exercise staged by the Marina Abramovic Institute that involves counting grains of rice for six hour or more—the type of body-demanding experiment for which the contemporary artist is known.

The exercise must be completed while sitting, hence the need for a workstation. Cement and an angular profile enhance the rigidity of the act.
The exercise must be completed while sitting, hence the need for a workstation. Cement and an angular profile enhance the rigidity of the act.
Moroso produced a wood version of the table for a performance of the exercise during Milan Design Week 2014. In this second installment, 30 tables were produced.
Moroso produced a wood version of the table for a performance of the exercise during Milan Design Week 2014. In this second installment, 30 tables were produced.
Engravings credit the table to its creators and add texture to the surface.
Engravings credit the table to its creators and add texture to the surface.
The table is part of a continuing partnership between Moroso and Abramovic; at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2014, a creation by Patricia Urquiola for the Marina Abramovic Institute will be unveiled.
The table is part of a continuing partnership between Moroso and Abramovic; at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2014, a creation by Patricia Urquiola for the Marina Abramovic Institute will be unveiled.