For Rest Table
by SPEAC

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For Rest table by SPEAC,inc.

Eight poles and a board made of forest waste bolt together to make a flat-pack table by Japanese designers Hiroyuki Miyabe and Jun Yoshimura of SPEAC.

For Rest table by SPEAC,inc.

Called For Rest Table, it can be bolted together easily and has been painted with accents of white at the end of some sections and the bottom of two legs.

For Rest table by SPEAC,inc.

It's made from thinnings of hinoki cypress - a slow growing tree predominantly found in Japan - that would otherwise be thrown away.

For Rest Table by SPEAC,inc.

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For Rest table by SPEAC

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For Rest table by SPEAC,inc.

Photographs are by the designers.

For Rest table by SPEAC

The information that follows is from SPEAC:


Double wishes

The name of this table is For Rest Table. This name has double meanings.

The first is “For rest”. The second is the wish for revival of sustainable environment of a forest.

We know that healthy circulation of forest thinning waste is indispensable to revive and sustain Japanese forest.

This table is one of the effective utilization of sustainable wood.

For Rest Table by SPEAC,inc.

Sectional table with good texture

This table is sectional and consists of one plate and 8 poles. We can put together very easily without special tools.

All parts are made of Japanese cypress “Hinoki”. And we can enjoy very good texture and fragrance of wood.

Reasonable shipping cost

These parts of the table can be packed compactly. We can ship saving cost and energy.

Design: SPEAC,inc./Hiroyuki Miyabe/ Jun Yoshimura
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: SPEAC,inc.

  • Kouzy

    Rip off! Rietveld did it better in 1923!

    • mks

      To call this a Rietveld rip-off sounds a bit over stretched to me. Both Rietveld and this designer simply used one of those standard details of wood construction that are as old as civilization itself. If you want to make a solid corner without glue or carpenting, this is the correct way to do it.

  • pdj
  • Gabriel

    Yea! Rietveld is more beautiful. Recently I have seen a lot of this kind of “reinterpretation”. What do people think of them?