A family of tubular steel furniture with kinks. The tubing used in the furniture is not bent – as is normally the case – but rather functionally folded, dented and kinked. The chairs, tables and other furniture derive their final form and function by means of this intentional process of “damaging” the tubular steel: the process’ traces, which would normally be regarded as defects, are in fact integral to the furniture’s design.
The bent tubular steel has been heralded as the symbol of modernity in furniture design ever since the radical innovations designed by Mart Stam and Marcel Breuer in the 1920s. The industiral technique completely innovated house-hold design, and matured to an undisputed iconic element of design vocabulary. The Straw Chair pays hommage to the classic Cantilever Chair by visually and physically challenging tradition and implementing a contro-versial detail into the canon of the design: The kinked tube.
The creative worker has to be able to switch between his emotional and his rational side. Our TOP.TABLE is a means to initialize this switch. To create visions of the future, you have to look further, you have to change your perspective, see the whole picture. Leaving the ground also means becoming dreamy and childlike. Which is a quality necessary to have visions.