When Frederic Julian Rätsch dreamed up the Mio. Sidetable, his intention was not to produce yet another run-of-the-mill piece of furniture that might appeal to the masses. In his words, design is "not about making objects which many people only like a bit and are thrown away indifferently after a few years, but things with attitude and an emotional appeal."
Such is certainly true of this idiosyncratic side table. The collapsible assembly comprises a very long and narrow surface and three spindly legs that look insufficient for balance. The Mio. Sidetable would not be thoughtlessly incorporated into any room and next to just any couch or chair. It all comes down to that pointed red tip that stimulates the consumer to love or hate.