emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture
emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture
mar 23, 2010

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture

‘shibafu table’

french-born and tokyo-based designer emmanuelle moureaux has created the ‘shibafu table’. 56 slender colored acrylic sticks are randomly arranged into a piece of transparent acrylic, creating an aesthetic, reminiscent of a colorful shibafu or lawn. the sticks support the transparent acrylic panel, while refracting and reflecting light as if they were soaking under water. the colored sticks appear and disappear, and even seem to bend at times depending on the angle at which you view them.

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture ‘stick chair’

the starting point for the ‘stick chair’ comes for the pick-up sticks game ‘mikado’, which originated in europe. 7 round wooden sticks are placed obliquely in order to properly support the heavy piece of acrylic which forms the seat. although the chair does not look stable, the arrangement of the sticks provides a structural balance. visually, an ‘unbalanced balance’.

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture detail

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture acrylic x komono ‘puzzle box’

an accessories box which draws on the form of sageju or japanese tiered lunch boxes. the parts can be arranged freely like a three-dimensional puzzle, making it possible to enjoy the piece in many different combinations of colors. it is designed to act as storage for cosmetics and accessories, and can also be used in the office for small stationary items.

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture acrylic x komono ‘puzzle box’

the acrylic x komono series of products is a design collaboration between emmanuelle, acrylic brand waazwiz and japanese cosmetic brand pola, with SCV (shizuoka contents valley consortium) and sachio hihara‘s initiative.

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture acrylic x komono ‘kodachi / aroma’

‘kodachi’ (‘grove’ in english) is a stand for fragrance sticks. each of the 14 coloured acrylic vessels are embedded into a larger transparent acrylic box,

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture detail

emmanuelle moureaux: acrylic furniture acrylic x komono ‘kodachi / vase’

  • If I was in my twenties and the price was acceptable I would buy it!

    celeste raposo
  • the Novembre table is completely different,
    I do not see any similarity,
    dear Emmanuele, nice job.
    I like your table,
    Kuramata inspiration with a french twist

  • ref : SHIFABU TABLE ??

    i’ve seen jet this concept in 2001 from CAPPELLINI designed by FABIO NOVEMBRE

    Emanuelle Moreaux and reader of designboom ,
    did you ever heard about FABIO NOVEMBRE ?




    an italian architect-designer
  • Lovely to look at but how practical is acrylic for a table surface, and is the seating even remotely comfortable? And being a sustainable product is a reasonable concern.

    D. Barber
  • Love it.

  • very ettore sottsass

  • so nice

  • cool.

  • wow, we really are boring looking for sustainable material applications when we should be saying XXXX’em lets just carry on like before.

    old codger
  • nice!


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