Accessibility and efficiency have become a crucial part in our daily lives due to the rapid pace that society has superimposed on us. Design, too, has adapted to this fast demand through the form of modularity, customisability and ready-to-assemble methods. However, with that comes the challenge of delivering an effortless design that is light and freed from any noticeable assemblage.
The series of Duotone Coffee Table by YIELD is a beautiful case construction’s minimal representation. The cross-disciplinary studio was founded by Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming in San Francisco, and is now based in Saint Augustine, Florida. The designers’ vision deals with an uncompromising approach to craft, thoughtful production, and a design language that is at once distinctive, understated, and liveable. Their philosophy is embedded in the table’s design, with two tiers of customisable materials held up by a framework of coated aluminium or solid brass. The frame is a mismatched grid that provides structural support for a glass top (which can be replaced with wood or granite), while the lower tier is connected with a piece of refined leather. Simplicity is pushed to the maximum while maintaining an elegance from the table’s light-looking framework. The Duotone Coffee Table series also comes in a circular form.
Minimalism is often the tool that mediates between compromising to the current pace of life and conforming to the demands of contemporary designs. The Duotone Coffee Table is remarkable in the sense that it utilises it effectively and gracefully.