If somewhere, in the deep recesses of your brain, this furniture looks familiar, it’s because it is. Initially designed and presented by CTRLZAK at the Milan Furniture Fair, we first introduced you to the D/Zen collection many years ago.
Unconventional Occasional Tables by Ctrlzak
Now produced by Italy’s Biosofa and available in two different finishes, The D/Zen tables have a design based upon a Zen philosophy regarding the search for spirituality and balance.
Each is handcrafted of birch and bamboo and supported by a single leg hand-forged to look like a wooden stick. Available in a natural (or dark brown) finish, the top and the base of each piece are clad in mirror-polished reflective steel (or brass).
The Coffee Table
This coffee table is inspired by a mountain near a Buddhist temple where tiny sticks were placed underneath massive boulders, appearing to support them while being too small to bear the stone’s weight. This concept is transformed into this table defined by a tilted, mirrored structure, reminding us that everything is temporary.
Material: Birch wood Bamboo wood Steel Brass / Dark Brown and Gold
• Dimensions (in): W 33.27 x D 16.54 x H 14.17
• Dimensions (cm): W 84.5 x D 42 x H 36
• Handmade In Italy
Price (subject to change): $2890 USD
The Bedside or End table
Inspired by the spiritual and physical balance of Zen practice, this captivating side table is marked by a bold geometric silhouette. Transforming this concept into a functional item, this D/Zen Square Side Table in Natural and Steel or Gold and Brown by CtrlZak is crafted in European birch wood and sculpted brass.
• Material: Birch wood Bamboo Steel Brass / Dark Brown and Gold
• Dimensions (in): W 12.99 x D 12.99 x H 16.14
• Dimensions (cm): W 33 x D 33 x H 41
• Handmade In Italy
Price (subject to change): $2575 USD
Lombardia, Italy | Furniture Maker
Nature, tradition, and design are the core of Biosofa: a company founded by Davide Barzaghi, with offices in Monza and Brianza. It is the only manufacturer in Europe to produce 100% natural and plastic-free contemporary sofas. All products are handmade in the local area, close to Milan and each creation is made individually, free of toxins and plastic. Biosofa represents the perfect combination of design, Italian manufacturing tradition and respect for the environment and for our planet.
The tables are made to order and take 8-9 weeks.