Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka
for Desalto

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Milan 2013: tables in this collection by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka have tops that appear to balance precariously on angled stands (+ slideshow).

Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto

Rather than standing upright, the oblong supports are tilted so one bevelled corner touches the base while the tops of the Element tables teeter on another corner at the opposite end.

Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto

Manufactured by Italian furniture brand Desalto, the metal furniture inspired by crystal structures has been developed from experiments and research Yoshioka conducted when creating his Venus chair that he grew from crystals in 2008.

Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto

Most models in this collection have a single stave, but larger tables have two crossing supports for added stability and stands for taller side tables consist of one bar on top of another.

Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto

The range includes side tables, desks and dining tables, all of which come in black.

Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto

Desalto will exhibit the tables in Milan next month, at the same time as Zaha Hadid will present limited edition marble tables and twisted auditorium seats, and Ross Lovegrove will unveil a concept car for Renault.

Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto

Yoshioka revealed a table that's almost invisible in Milan last year, having been announced as Creator of the Year at Maison&Objet a few months prior to that.

Element tables by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto

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

    Sculptural in a minimalist way :)

  • upsidedown

    A forced analogy :)

  • giorgio

    Poor style exercise, trying to add a forced meaning.

  • mr deeds

    Minimalist by name but not by deeds.