Coffee Table T12 Incorporates an Opening for Storage or Decor

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Feb 20, 2013 • References: & furnitureserved
The safe way to design a piece of furniture that's intended to hold things is to give it a broad flat top that can accommodate an undefined number of objects that take various shapes and sizes. Interestingly, when the designers of the Coffee Table T12 broke from this basic convention, they ended up with a piece that is likely a whole lot more practical.

Beginning with a generous rectangular block of wood, 3WORK cut a circular hole into one corner. Sure, this adjustment reduces the usable surface area of the furnishing, but it also affords creative and flexible functionality. This round opening can accommodate the placement of a flower pot or a planter, or perhaps a stack of rolled up magazines or newspapers. Stashed remote controls and miscellaneous storage also prove the usefulness of the Coffee Table T12's unique feature. Stats for Turf-Embedded Tables Trending: Older & Mild
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