Friday, July 17, 2009
the Screen Table
During a long product design workshop, cOntrast teamed up with japanese designer Shinishiro Ogata http://www.simplicity.co.jp/index10_e.html to design a number of furniture pieces for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milano 2009. The work was exhibited in the egyptian booth under the theme Kyme. Unfortunately our Screen Table was never finished on time for the salone.
The Screen Table is a response to our contemporary dynamic and fast lifestyle. A table, seat, lap tray, lighting unit... its a compact everyday home unit. An accumulation of layers of egyptian history, abstracted patterns and materials... the screen table is a furniture piece with a story behind it... and its history embedded within it.
Many thanks go to our design team Anais Mikellian & Aicha Mansour