Rubber Table by Thomas Schnur

Rubber Table by Thomas Schnur

Cologne 2011: German designer Thomas Schnur presented this table with suction cups on the legs as part of [D3] Design Talents at imm cologne last week.

Rubber Table by Thomas Schnur

Called Rubber Table, each product has five legs and an irregularly shaped top, moulded from dyed foam rubber.

Rubber Table by Thomas Schnur

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Rubber Table by Thomas Schnur

Here are some more details from Schnur:


Rubber Table

The drain or toilet plunger is an item, which, though it receives little attention, is actually extremely useful. Rubber Table adopts its idiosyncratic aesthetics and transfers them to a new environment. The rubber plunger has become a table leg – setting in motion a new way of looking at this ambivalent object. Manufacturing it from dyed foam rubber preserves the color and the feel of the original object.

Rubber Table by Thomas Schnur

In my projects I always attempt to negotiate with the product I am to design. I negotiate on the weighting of materials, manufacturing, appearance, meaning and function. I break down this task into its characteristics and meanings. I then analyze, assess and construct the idea.

Rubber Table by Thomas Schnur

In this, it is important to me that despite their cross-references, the products, which are often created from familiar fragments, are able to development the greatest possible degree of autonomy. In this way, they allow for associations but, beyond this, develop their own potential for becoming autonomous products.”


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