Being stuck at home during the pandemic really did teach us a few lessons. One, being, that you can actually do a lot at home, especially in your backyard! It definitely made us realize we shouldn’t underestimate our backyards, they can be locations of major fun, recreation, and relaxation…depending on how we do them up. You can turn your backyard into an ideal date spot for you and your partner, or host a barbecue party. And a super cool addition to your backyard would be the Mass Table!
Designer: Alexander Lotersztain for Derlot
Designed by Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain for Derlot, the Mass Table is what you would get if you reimagined and recreated the stereotypical and, to be honest pretty boring picnic table. Alexander took the typical picnic table and transformed it into a unique flat-packed table in an almost fluorescent yellow color. Made from a sturdy combination of powder-coated steel and aluminum, the Mass table is ideal for both indoors and outdoors.
The designer drew inspiration from the iconic garden table and used it as a visual reference to design the Mass table. The table was designed to be minimal, sturdy, and contemporary. The aesthetics were left pretty simple, without integrating any bells and tassels, and equal focus was maintained on the durability and practicality of the table. Made to be accessible, the Mass table can seat up to eight people at a time, including wheelchair users. It’s a pretty inclusive design.
“Refined, durable, and inclusive, Mass has an elegant visual appeal and holds true to the emotional values of the original table-and-chair hybrid that we call a picnic table. The design suggests a variety of applications, from parks and gardens to new forms of collaborative work environments, bringing a relaxed feel to interiors within the commercial and built environment sector,” said Derlot.
The Mass table comes in a flat-packed form and can be easily and swiftly assembled within an hour. The table is also fully recyclable once its life cycle comes to an end. If you wish to use the table indoors, although, in my personal opinion, it’s better suited for the outdoors, you can fit the table with power sockets, and USB charging options, which enables the users to stay “charged and connected wherever they are” irrespective of where they are.