Is it a coffee table? Is it a glorified logo? Is it an edgy conversation piece? Is it a demonstration of a geometric illusion? How about all the above! Meet the Möbelius, a rather simple-looking coffee table that has a lot happening under its benign avatar. Inspired by the möbius strip, the table too boasts of a single continuous surface running along the table’s form. If you were to trace a line from one point and move in the direction of the Möbelius table’s path, it would wrap around the inside and the outside, finally meeting up right where you began. Coincidentally, the coffee table also takes the shape of a broad-ish triangle, looking simultaneously like Google Drive and The Verge’s unique logos!
Designer: Deniz Aktay
Designed by Deniz Aktay, who’s known for his unique expressive yet minimalist style, the Möbelius is a coffee table that comes with multiple layers and surfaces to place glasses, store magazines, and display collectibles. The low-standing table comes with a broad hexagon silhouette that fits perfectly into Scandinavian-inspired minimalist living spaces, and the red colorway adds a beautiful vibrant pop to any interior.
What’s rather interesting is the geometric phenomenon that the Möbelius coffee table takes inspiration from. It comes with a singular surface that flips over just once before connecting with itself. This makes the Möbelius have a continuous surface that blurs the lines between 2D and 3D. Obviously the table is 3D, but the fact that it’s made from a single continuous 2D surface tends to become a pretty fun optical illusion!