Border Table

Renowned Japanese design studio Nendo presented Border Table in a solo show at the EYE OF GYRE gallery in Omotesandō Tokyo during Tokyo Design Week 2015.

This beautiful collection suggests a new relationship between space and furniture with a remarkable result.

Nendo walked through the gallery and became stimulated by the elements of an interior that are normally considered troublesome when it comes to furniture: the corners of a room or protruding columns for example. During this process, Nendo verified how furniture becomes balanced as it is placed within the gallery.

This resulted in the creation of mysterious tables that consisted of a 5mm square metal rod with a small tabletop measuring a radius of 100mm attached to it. The design utilises the element of space as a part of its structure by “parasitising” on to the corners or edges of the walls, the edge of the floor and exhibition stands. Sometimes these tables seem just an optical illusion.