Tobi-Ishi Table

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Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby’s debut for B&B Italia,  the Tobi-Ishi Table was based on a commission by the company to complete the tables range. The fascinating result required a complex study of proportion and equilibrium. Its inspiration from the East is clear even in the name, which refers to the ornamental stones used in traditional Japanese gardens. The British duo were influenced by the compositional balance of these striking and elegant green spaces. The form of the table, which is distinguished by the cantilever top and bases that look different depending on the perspective, alludes to those smooth stones. With unexpected materials, it blends technology and handicraft.