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The Shift Side Table Takes an Intriguing and Impossibly Abstract Form

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: sylvainwillenz and notcot.org
You might wonder how exactly the Shift Side Table came to be. Learning that it was made using glass blowing techniques may not provide any more answers. The way that this piece is fabricated is by means of a pioneering process that involves the expert work of four highly skilled manufacturers and a cutting-edge mechanical mold.

What you are looking at is a single piece of glass material, not two components fused together. The slightly cylindrical base and hollow egg-shaped top flow into one another without interruption for an elegant silhouette. Because of the organic asymmetry of the two elements, the Shift Side Table looks different from every angle of approach. It's carefully churned out in opaque yellow, graphite and a frosty transparent glass to mimic the products of plastic manufacturing.