When you observe the D\Zen collection for the first time, one of the first questions that might come to mind could be with regards to the inspiration for these unusual objects. You may be able to tell that the pair would function as coffee tables, side tables, benches or stools; however, their asymmetrical and sculptural appearances remain unexplained.
Thanos and Katia of the CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio were influenced by some Buddhist monks' custom of placing tree branches up against the undersides of boulders. Arranged like insubstantial props beneath burdensome stones, these curious occurrences were appreciated as poetic symbols of balance between man and his natural environment. In the case of the complete D\Zen objects, precisely cut wood, mirrored glass and sculpted metal sticks make harmonious contemporary furnishings.