A Minimal Side Table For Literature Lovers

Renowned Japanese design studio Nendo created Gap, a simple side table created for Italian marble furniture brand Marsotto edizioni with a notch for storing books and magazines.

Observing how the first step in the manufacturing of marble furniture is the cutting out of a slab from a marble block, Nendo stayed true to the simplest form of a table, turning the block in to a table. “Unlike furniture made out of wood or metal, the [piece] does not have an “underside” since it is a block, and consequently it can be flipped to face a different direction,” explain the designers. “Although narrower than a conventional table, its base is sufficiently stable due to the weight of the marble.”

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