The ‘Meeraboo-2007 ST-1’ side table, with its built in light source and storage compartment, explores the notion of integrated systems where its components having contradicting qualities. There is a dichotomy between the curvilinear lower portion of the table (Q-Tips), and the hard edge linear shape of the tabletop. A vertical vent stack protruding through the tabletop plane suggests reconfiguration and adaptation.
There is a quality about the ‘Meeraboo-2007 ST-1’ side table that seems intelligent and robotic. One can imagine the table re-adjusting itself for better positioning upon voice command. It’s highly probable in the future as technology advances the mechanical and bulky aspects of robotics will disappear, and intelligent systems will have more streamlined organic forms.
The ‘Meeraboo-2007 ST-1’ side table is designed to be adjacent to an entry doorway. The built in light source illuminates a golden orb that in turn baths the entry with a warm glow. The orb also serves as a storage compartment for precious items such as keys, wallets, and jewelry. The table is 36” high, 36” wide, and 12” deep.
Designer: Victor Vetterlein