Commissioned by the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Annex is made completely of hand-honed marble, the tables use only gravity to securely join them together.
When asked to develop an new object to compliment the collection of the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, we wanted our project to reflect three key aspects.
We addressed functionality through the object we chose to tackle, a table. Sustainability was addressed in tow ways. The first is the flat pack nature of the tables. They take minimal volume in transportation as they stack neatly together. Secondly there is zero waste in their construction as all elements fit neatly together, while the excess marble is made into other product we produce. The beauty is a result of the thought and care that went into the concept and details. The beautiful “X” in the table top is there for support while creating a unique feature on the surface of the design.
We liked the incongruous juxtaposition
We liked the incongruous juxtaposition of the perceived luxury of marble with the perceived low value of flat-pack/self-assembly.