The Drift Table Appears Askew with Its Inclining Supportive Planes

 - Feb 21, 2014
References: eric-degenhardt & leibal
One of the most interesting things about the Drift Table its unexpected style. The use of a such fine material as this Carrara marble might remind you of the beautifully balanced and elegantly symmetrical sculptures and structures of ancient Greece and Rome. While this side table is certainly weighted evenly, it provides the strong illusion that it is about to tip over.

Eric Degenhardt's design comprises two striking stone slabs that rise almost perpendicular to the floor but maintain a noticeable incline. They come together at their edges to form a pitched corner and hold a flat and level panel of the divine gray-veined rock on top. Manufactured pristinely by BĂ–WER, the Drift Table would be a dynamic addition to a contemporary room, acting as an intriguing trompe-d'oeuil, depending on its orientation.