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The Birdie Coffee Table Seems Poised to Speed Off in One Direction

— February 13, 2012 — Art & Design
Furnishings may also be known as "moveables" but their primary purpose is to be placed firmly in one spot. While it is physically possible to position the Birdie Coffee Table semi-permanently on a patch of carpet, it still looks as though the object intends to shoot off across the floor.

Despite having what seems to be a symmetrical elliptical tabletop, the Jason Phillips piece emanates asymmetry. This is largely due to the curious arrangement of supports and the incorporation of an expressive horizontal base. On one short end of the object, a parabolic metal arch secures the glossy surface, while the other side clings to a another post that punctures it. The gradual thickening of the tabletop towards the latter end, combined with the inward-angled pole and the boomerang-shaped base, makes the Birdie Coffee Table look like it's able to take flight.
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