Given my posts on tattooed pigs and pigskins received so many controversial reactions, I can only imagine how these tables from Armin Blasbichler Studio, which combine furniture design with taxidermy, are going to go over.
Orson I and Orson II are part of a limited series of tables which feature stuffed livestock incorporated into the design by the Italian multidisciplinary studio.
“ORSON, I’m Home Orson I, 2010
ORSON, I’m Home I is a coffee table which has a stuffed sow as the base on which a laminated glass and cotton cloth tabletop sit: dimensions: L 250cm, W 120cm, H 74cm, 210kg
“ORSON, I’m Home Orson II, 2011
ORSON, I’m Home II is a console table whose legs are those of a stuffed deer and whose top is multi-layered plywood covered with real deerskin: dimensions: L 141cm, W 44cm, H 76cm, 25kg
Armin Blasbichler Studio is a multidisciplinary practice based in Brixen/Bressanone, Italy specialised in cross-linking the fields of architecture, design and visual arts. The studio is committed to developing innovative projects that are built on critical research, transgression and the experience of chance both physically and conceptually.
This unique handmade coffee table has been getting so much buzz that Seattle-based designer/craftsman Jeff Skierka and his partner, graphic designer Roslyn Hyde are working as fast as they can to get it into production.
The Mixtape Table is a 12:1 scaled replica of a cassette tape turned into a functional coffee table. Made of reclaimed maple, walnut and lucite, the 47.25″ x 30″ x 5″ handcrafted piece has a protective 3/8″ plexiglass top. The table is completely reversible to feature sides A and B.
The first prototype and one of a kind table has been quickly gathering attention across the internet, with many fans requesting its production.
Jeff and Roslyn are responding to the demand with future versions which will be CNC machined out of high grade plywood (with a variety of ply combinations) and a glass top. Both plywood and handmade hardwood versions will be soon available.
above: Jeff and partner Roslyn in their Seattle workshop
According to Roslyn, Jeff is speaking with manufacturers with CNC capabilities, water jet cutters for the glass top, visiting local plywood and hardwood suppliers, among a list of other things over the next couple of weeks. He is planning on having a rough estimate for the plywood Mixtape Table by the end of the week. Jeff will also be creating 1 or 2 more prototypes as well. If you are interested in a hardwood handmade table, those will also be available to order soon.
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This print campaign by Jung von Matt for Mercedes Benz’ Blind Spot Assist feature plays on the fact that you don’t have to turn your head and look over your shoulder while driving by featuring a compelling illusory visual. Shot by photographer Klaus Merz, the three ads read “Look to the side without looking to the side.” Read more →