The Parapluie Table, designed by artists Oskar Kohnen and Fabian Freytag of the German-based studio Rakso Naiba, is a whimsical creation of modern design. The table is designed to look like an umbrella, featuring a flat plywood table surface on top of a leg and steel base that is designed to look like an umbrella handle.
According to designboom, "the form is meant to look fragile, adding visual tension." One thing is for sure, this adorable, little table will definitely attract some attention as a piece of decorative art and furniture in any home. It may even protect your floor from getting wet, just like a real umbrella, should anyone spill anything on it. So if you're looking for a table that is fit for Batman villain the Penguin, then the Parapluie Table is for you.
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By: John Ibbitson - Published: Jan 16, 2012 • References: designboom