WITH SELF is a collaborative playground for experimentation through furniture design. I partnered with SELF founder Marvell Lahens to design a minimal and modern side table.
In contrast to Western views, many in Chinese culture see rocks as objects of contemplation and beauty. The table was inspired by rocks worn down by water to a smooth surface texture. The edges of the table are rounded, as if by water, while the steel represents the strength and hardness of a rock.
The table was selected for The Crossroads at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City by David Rockwell and Pei-Ru Keh.
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Final design, composed of steel and powdercoated in a clean off-white.
In progress rendering.
The initial concept was constructed out of wood, but due to high cost of lumber due to Covid-related supply issues, we opted for steel.
Final design, side view.
The first steel prototype.