Isom tables by
Sebastian Scherer


Product news: German designer Sebastian Scherer used sheets of coloured glass to create these tessellating tables.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

Sebastian Scherer's Isom tables consist of a hexagonal top resting on three upright pieces, and from certain angles look like an isometric drawing of a cube.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

The sheets of blue, green, grey and bronze coloured glass are glued together with UV adhesive.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

The translucent layers overlap to create varying colour intensities.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

The tables are available in two heights, and the lower version is also available in an elongated shape.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

Sebastian Scherer studied product design in Aachen before moving to Berlin, where he set up his studio in 2010.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

Other glass tables we've featured on Dezeen include one with legs based on a Japanese puzzle and another that's almost invisible.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

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Here's some more information from the designer:

Sebastian Scherer's glass tables are design objects and pieces of art at the same time. They resemble cubistic objects and invite us to play with optical illusions. The tables are made from 10 mm strong coloured glass in blue, green, grey and bronze. The construction is as simple as ingenious. A hexagonal glass top lays on three vertical rectangles, that meet in the center.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

The dark reflecting cut surfaces build rhombuses, which evoke the illusion of an isometric cube. This effect increases by the overlaying transparent colours varying in their intensity depending on your perspective. The table with multiple colours and the set impress most. Isom is available in two sizes, 60 cm in diameter, 25 cm high, and 120 cm in diameter, 35 cm high.

Isom by Sebastian Scherer

  • Greenish

    These are beautiful, simple and elegant. The only thing I’d like is to see them in their intended setting and how the transparency works.

    • Zeigz

      Typically with glass, light is allowed to pass through the material, unobstructed and unobscured. The effect is what we like to call “transparency”.

  • steve

    I am actually in love with these.

  • MvN

    Very, very smart. All comes together. Color, surprise, concept and clarity.

  • sean

    Nice, yet looks too much like Johanna Grawunder's XXX for Glas Italia…

  • Those are beautiful. The polygon design and the choice of color hue makes them very modern looking.