Upside Down by TAF
for Hay


Product news: Swedish design duo Mattias Ståhlbom and Gabriella Gustafson of TAF have created a table with an upside-down underframe for Danish producers Hay.

Upside Down by TAF for Hay

The Upside Down furniture by TAF for Hay exposes the wooden construction details that are usually hidden.

Upside Down by TAF for Hay

"The inspiration in this case was to show the handicraft that you always see when you look under a piece of furniture in a clear and obvious way," Mattias Ståhlbom told Dezeen. "This is in order to make the product easier to understand and relate to, and the fact that it turned out to also become a constructional advantage is of course a bonus."

Upside Down by TAF for Hay

The pieces are made from natural ash and come flat-packed in a range of three sizes that can be used as tables and stools. The collection is on show as part of the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen until 2 November.

Upside Down by TAF for Hay

Other TAF products on Dezeen include a set of furniture made by prisoners, an adaptable dining table and trestles to make different furniture forms.

Photos are by Petra Bindel and TAF.

  • Andi

    Where is the chewing gum?

  • Dani

    All I see is a table that won’t let me push my chair in or move my feet. The reason the apron is traditionally located under the tabletop is to strengthen the connection between the legs and the top! I see no pragmatic or practical advantage to moving it.

  • JeffK

    Usually I love everything from Hay. But on this occasion I'm afraid I agree with Dani. There is a very good reason why the frame is under the table top. This is anti-function for the sake of novelty.

  • nocturnal

    Totally agree with Dani!