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Klemens Schillinger’s Concrete Tabletop Pieces, A Minimal Way To Accessorize Your Personal Space

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The series ‘Landmarks’ by London designer Klemens Schillinger is a set of three concrete-cast table items: two differently-sized bowls, and a set of bookends—all with stepped sides inspired by the shapes of ancient Greek and Mayan architecture.

“Each landmark’s formal character is shaped by the extruded offset of the object’s footprint,” explains Schillinger of his designs. Each piece is a miniature model of different architectural forms with stepped sides: a pyramid, an arena, and the shape of a circus venue. “They are scaled classics, but strip the architecture ancestors off to a minimal simplicity: a Circus Maximus for every apartment,” he says. The two differently-sized Arena bowls aim to resemble a mini Greek amphitheatre and a hippodrome, an ancient Grecian stadium for chariot racing. The stepped sides of the bowls are meant to emulate tiered seating for spectators. The bookends are shaped like pyramids, and come in either a charcoal or sandstone color. The collection was created for Hem, a Stockholm-based independent design studio that sells contemporary furniture and accessories.

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All images © Leonhard Hilzensauer