T-531 low table
T-532 low table
Oak – Beeswax
Walnut – Beeswax
Ash – Black / Charcoal grey / Snow white / Dark wenge
MDF – Glossy warm white / Glossy beige / Glossy light grey / Glossy grey
A sense of unity is created by the U-shaped form with two thick boards connected on one side.
Functions were assigned for individual layers consisting of the two boards and gaps between.
The top layer functions as the tabletop, and the gap below functions as a layer to store books and
magazines. The gap between the table and the floor provides a sense of illusion as if this low table
It appears to be a cubic block from one direction. A cube is the most basic shape for our furniture
and tools. The horizontal top surface of the cube can be used as a tabletop. Storage spaces can be
made by creating a gap. It turns into a cabinet if drawers are added. A box-shape or cube is the basic
shape of buildings as well. There is always a basic idea of how to efficiently arrange furniture in the
cube. There are traditional “box-in-box” containers in Japan. Each box is packed with food or other
things and carried for a long distance. After use, the empty boxes are stacked into a compact shape
to reduce burden. The cubic shape has also been efficiently used for tools. In Japan, the box-shaped
houses are also basically equipped with an efficient idea.
Magazines and books can be displayed and stored in the slit under the tabletop of “September”. The
gap between the boards has a large storage capacity and makes a cluttered scene into a beautiful
one. It has a relatively hard, masculine shape; however, a neutral-colored mirror finish (ivory or light
grey) can add a soft, feminine nuance to the simple and modern appearance.