The design of this table alludes to a warm and intimate aspect of the social eating culture in China that still resist the quickening pace of technological change. A miniature fire source that could be placed in a middle of the table awakens the time-honored tradition of gathering around the source of light and warmth that attracts and, as it were, enchants the party around it. The base of the table consists of a pile of bamboo poles in a variety of different sizes and colors held together by metal belts, which eliminate the need for any screw or glue. The horizontal cut of the bamboo base that becomes visible under the table glass, reveals naturally beautiful and visually appealing organic pattern.
Design: Elena Goray & Christoph Tönges