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Centopeia Bench is an Exceptionally Supported Surface Upon Dozens of Legs

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Apr 18, 2013 • References: adesignaward and adesignaward
The Centopéia Bench might have successfully stood steadily upon just four supports; however, the designer opted to multiply this number many many times over. The result is an eccentric, unique and even iconic piece of furniture that would infuse any dining room with a sense of fun.

The whimsical kitchen table would be assembled from a wooden board that measures 50 centimeters by 160 centimeters in length. This tabletop would be hand-carved with curving lines that that emulate the patterns on the backs of insects like caterpillars.

The most notable feature of Mula Preta Design's Centopéia Bench is, of course, what's happening below the eating surface. Countless legs give it a brush-like bottom in bright red, mimicking the look of a centipede.