this is not an umbrella! by oskar kohnen + fabian freytag
berlin design studio rakso naibaf has presented ‘this is not an umbrella!’ held at the ventura-lambrate during milan design week 2012.
the installation showcased the perfect solution for a rainy day which is accompanied by continuous rainfall.
the small side table ‘parapluie’ enriches the interior with its love of the detail. its design grapples with the tension between object-nature and
context-expectation, the sublime ‘release’ of the trick. the impression of the fragile handle, appears that it could collapse every second,
reminding us of the transience of the objects we know – the objects that made the modern world work. playing with these impressions,
the table is simple but full of character in the role it fulfills for the interior. within the domestic space, the table is an homage to the absurdity of the everyday.
see designboom’s original article of the ‘parapluie’ table here.
small side table
on show at the ventura lambrate, milan design week 2012
vision in a box
detail of ‘parapluie’ table