Designed in Hackney: Tom Tom & Tam Tam
by Konstantin Grcic for SCP

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Tom Tom and Tam Tam sized

Designed in Hackney: next up in our series of stories on Shoreditch design brand SCP is Tom Tom & Tam Tam by Konstantin Grcic, the first of his designs to be put into production back in 1992.

Tom Tom and Tam Tam sized

The tables were reissued in 2009 in chocolate brown, blue and purple with steel bases, beech uprights and MDF tops.

Tom Tom and Tam Tam sized

All this week we're focussing on classic design from SCP, a brand that's been working with the best designers in the industry from its Hackney base since 1985. Pieces highlighted so far include the Balzac armchair by Matthew Hilton and Side Table by Jasper Morrison.

Tom Tom and Tam Tam sized

The information below is from SCP:


SCP launched the Tam Tam and Tom Tom adjustable tables by Konstantin Grcic (his first designs to be produced) at Orgatec, Cologne in 1992 and relaunched them in 2009.

The new versions have mild steel bases finished in chocolate brown lacquer, solid beech columns finished in matt lacquer and MDF tops finished in light green and purple lacquer.

This classical design by Konstantin Grcic is fluent in both its design language and its pragmatism. His eloquent use of the square and the circle evokes the spirit of the Bauhaus. Designed in Hackney, made in EU.


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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    They should have thought on something more user-friendly than a common wing nut.

    • garlic breath

      ugh thats what makes this piece perfect.

  • Thomas

    But it's not designed in Hackney! Neither was the Matthew Hilton chair.

  • http://yindisystems.wordpress.com John Young

    Nothing wrong with a wing nut! But in Oz a "wing nut" is also a friendly label for a "nut case", or a "kangaroo short in the top paddock"! :-)

  • Logan

    Wonderful aesthetic with the exposed hardware and wood grain, but I’m wondering how easily it would tip over due to the shifted centre.