jo nagasaka: flat table peeled at spazio rossana orlandi
jo nagasaka: flat table peeled at spazio rossana orlandi jo nagasaka: flat table peeled at spazio rossana orlandi
apr 20, 2011

jo nagasaka: flat table peeled at spazio rossana orlandi

jo nagasaka: flat table peeled at spazio rossana orlandi‘flat table peeled’ by jo nagasaka / schemata architecture office



japanese designer jo nagasaka from schemata architecture office has created a contemporary interpretation of the traditional japanese hassoku dai, a low table with 8 legs, by using a plank as a table top that is then finished with a layer of colored epoxy resin in fluorescent pink or yellow. this new design follows in the steps of its predecessor ‘flat table‘ developed in 2009, where jo nagasaka has added epoxy resin to the surface of antique tables, in order to smooth and regulate the uneven and different depths of the table tops. this new version called the ‘flat table peeled’ uses the brightly colored resin to square off the uneven edges and surface of the wooden panels cut from the lengths of trees. the table was on show at spazio rossana orlandi during the milan design week 2011.









jo nagasaka portrait © designboom

  • Great concept. Original. I especially like the pink one

    douglas montgomery says:
  • Agreed. I’ll take one in yellow, please.

    nyd says:
  • This is quite hot, but could be thought a bit farther too.

    Hannes Grebin says:
  • this concept has more possibilities. can’t wait to see more

    TUGEF says:
  • I love them all!
    It’s so nice to see a really new thing going on.
    Mr. Nagasaka rules!

    hilo says:
  • very nice look, however these things will blow apart with the seasonal change in the wood . plastic does not move like the wood

    fred says:
  • nice style but epoxy is not recyclable…

    BM says:
  • like it very much, the use of those materials looks realy cool!

    MarTine van de coevering says:

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