The Atelier Takagi 'Range Life' Table Promotes Childish Playfulness

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Jul 21, 2011 • References: ateliertakagi & designboom
Memories of playing hide and seek under furniture and building blanket forts in the kitchen are evoked by the Atelier Takagi 'Range Life' coffee table. Designed for interior design and decorating company Matter, the table was built to convey the sense of adventure, wonder and playfulness that a child feels. Surrounded by rooms and furnishings that often seem larger than life, children have to ability to explore and use their imagination to create complex and interesting worlds among what adults would consider mundane. The wide, open spaces of the table's bottom section make it look like a huge empty room, just waiting to be played in. The pillar in the table's middle divides the two sides, making it seem like the entire floor of a house.

The Atelier Takagi Range Life table is sleek and contemporary, using green glass, steel, aluminium, corian, pine and concrete to create the look of a giant modern pad. It works great as a play area for dolls, a mysterious secret room, a makeshift cot for napping, and of course, a coffee table.

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