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tokujin yoshioka: element table for desalto
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mar 19, 2013
tokujin yoshioka: element table for desalto


the main feature of each ‘element’ table is an elongated box which stands as the central support between base and top

 

 

tokujin yoshioka has experimented extensively with the process of growing crystals to create different furniture forms
(as seen in his ‘venus’ natural crystal chair which designboom covered here and here). in continuing with this exploration,
he has translated that research into abstracted representations of the natural structures expressed in the form of the ‘element’ table collection.
each piece is based on a metal elongated box which stands as the central support between base and top. considered the signature feature,
these rectangular prisms are set at inclined positions which are determined depending on their function as a side or dining table;
ultimately breaking the optical balance of perpendicularity. the stainless steel and aluminium works are a result of the japanese designer’s
close collaboration with italain company desalto who specializes in metalworking techniques, and will debut at the 2013 salone del mobile.

 

 


each rectangular prism is set at an inclined position which is determined depending on its function as a side or dining table


dining table version

 

 


expression of the side table’s scale


some of the tables feature more than one elongated box to achieve certain heights

 

 


support to table top view

 

 


base view

 

 

 


‘element’ table collection by tokujin yoshioka for desalto

 

 


explorations on form based on the process of growing crystals

 

 


tokujin yoshioka at desalto discussing final adjustments on some of the pieces

 

 

 

 


concept sketch by tokujin yoshioka

 

 


concept sketch by tokujin yoshioka

 

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