The traditional seesaw can be seen as a playground staple. An object of nostalgic joy. Japanese design studio Nendo—under the guidance of Oki Sato–reinterpreted the playful equipment to produce an elegant series of furniture named the Seesaw Collection. Designed for Italian marble specialists, Marsotto Edizioni, the collection comprises a dining table, side table, and coffee table, and sees the utilised material give off a contradictory impression between the natural heaviness of the marble and the lightness of the design. Nendo explains:
Although the table top and the base are securely fastened together, the solid, heavy top plate seems to almost float above its “pointed” base, achieved by tapering the top of the legs and the underside of the table, giving the impression of weightlessness.This impression becomes further distinct through the side table design as it uses the base’s weight to allow for the top to be asymmetrically offset.