minimalistic basket tables created for frequent movement by mario tsai
 
minimalistic basket tables created for frequent movement by mario tsai
oct 02, 2015

minimalistic basket tables created for frequent movement by mario tsai


minimalistic basket tables created for frequent movement by mario tsai

all images courtesy of ZZ design studio

 

 

 

chinese designer mario tsai — founder of ZZ design studio — created ‘basket tables’ for frequent coffee table movers. after observing that people often attempt to move a table while otherwise preoccupied — i.e. have a coffee cup, stack of books, backpack in one hand. the two table series solves the issue by becoming a tray. seemingly unstable, the minimalistic elements use metal crossbeams to uniformly distribute loads across their surfaces. ‘basket tables’ are light weight, and can be picked up and carried, singlehandedly, to their needed location. 

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detail of ‘basket table’ structures 

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the tables sit at slightly different heights, allowing one to be laid atop the other 

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tsai created the tables with multi-tasking users in mind 

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detail of wood and metal construction 

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side table 3/4 view 

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front view

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detail of metal understructure 

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low table 

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the design uses a single, rectangular frame, with four equally sized and spaces crossbeams 

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low table close-up

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‘basket tables’ — tops and frames 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • nicely done

    dbkii
  • what is the price of these tables and where can they be bought ?

    mimi dewilde

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