Putting the Fun in Functional

The latest addition to designer Axel Yberg’s series of “functional art,” the Kinect Four tensegrity side table that inspires the viewer to think about the unseen forces at play in its structural form. Designed for a client in the biotech robotics industry, the table is loosely reminiscent robotic joints and arms. A charming blend of metal and wood creates a juxtaposition between industrial and natural elements… a signature of Axel’s unique creative genius. Learn about his process after the jump!

Designer: Axel Yberg

akke functional art from Axel Yberg on Vimeo.


  • Axel Yberg says:

    Thanks so much for featuring ‘Kinect Four’! And our brand video!
    We’ll be releasing images of two other new pieces soon.

  • Steve says:

    It’s nonsense just using reclaimed material apparently. I mean, there are infinite ways to create a raised surface for a table… but only a few materially-efficient ways, such as the pedestal base. This is just crap. It’s like “how many arbitrary things can I add to it and yet retain the top flat surface.”

  • Axel Yberg says:

    Thanks, Steve. I appreciate your honesty. I think you’re missing my point, though. My objective isn’t to be “materially-efficient”; it’s to create functional objects that are interesting to look at and potentially ignite a conversation. If you’ve visited my website or watched my videos, you’d know that my intention is to inspire and provoke. I guess, with you, I was one-for-two.

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