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Carlo Contin Designed a Wooden Table That Screws Together

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Sep 29, 2013 • References: carlocontin.it and design-milk
Italian designer Carlo Contin designs a wooden table with screw-like features. He takes things back to basics with a basic element that is part of construction and convenience. The screw is something most of us can relate to, whether screwing in a light bulb or unscrewing a bottle cap. These are the memories that fuel Contin’s inspiration for these wooden tables.

His series is called ‘Avvitamenti’ meaning “screwed” in Italian. The wooden components are simple and assemble into tables, stools, lamps and shelves. They have a playful appeal and become a metaphor for the structural system rather than just holding pieces together. The tables and wooden elements are colorful in blue, white, red, yellow and wood grain. They are adaptable to children’s spaces as well as adults who enjoy a little pop of color in their modern decor.