The Arion Side Table was not manufactured from a single wooden plane; nevertheless, the piece maintains a strong linear continuity from top to bottom and end to end. It was assembled using several flat timber panels that have been joined together at beveled edges to form many perpendicular turns.
The resultant shape is quite intriguing, meandering from the floor, up and around to establish one horizontal surface, down and around to enclose a convenient cubby, and up once more to extend into a slightly higher tabletop. The curious but rigidly geometric composition of the piece of furniture is contrasted with the soft wood grain pattern and the dark visible knots. Despite its asymmetry, Tobias Held's Arion Side Table embodies a harmonious balance with its careful craftsmanship and its delivery of clever storage space.
Meandering Timber Tables
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