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mischer'traxler's Ben Side Table Features an Odd Limb Out

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 12, 2011 • References: mischertraxler and inspire.2ia.pl
The Ben side table is made for the tea lover.

Whimsical, yet sophisticated, this piece of furniture has a notable, quirky detail: one leg is comprised completely of porcelain teacups, teapots and saucers. Aside from this one intriguing aspect, the Ben side table is simple and unassuming. Created by studio mischer‘traxler founded by Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, the Ben side table shows their focus on experimental design, context and conceptual thinking. By rethinking the use of certain items, they create objects that are useful while not compromising the integrity of the materials employed.

Instead of creating a whole new purpose for these items, the Ben side table is tweaked subtly for a more artistic rendition of its previous existence.