Birth of a Table (1915)

So you’ve got this table, right? It’s got several levels separated and maybe even held up by these thin steel bars. The bars are different wacky colors, and the table is titled “1915.” — Let’s crack this enigma! — First off, this project was made by industrial designer Teruhiro Yanagihara with design firm Isolation Unit. With a name and a company name like that, you know this project is gonna mean business…

Each bar is placed in a specific way to keep the table “balanced and stable.” Pink, There are always two diametrical bars placed 90 degrees to one another. Each bar facing another bar has its complementary color. As these colors combine (in your mind) – they become gray, “leaving the white boards to hover in space.”

How interesting is it to have a centerpiece in which each component has been thought through to this degree, given emphasis in every weird way? Too interesting?

And finally, I still have no idea why the table is titled “1915” – so instead of an explination, I dug this classic video up for you!

Have fun watching that, then have fun with this table!

Designer: Teruhiro Yanagihara of Isolation Unit

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