Mushiki by Tomas Alonso Draws Inspiration from Asian Culture

 - Jul 9, 2011
References: tomas-alonso & blog.gessato
One of the most unique tables I've come across is the Mushiki by Tomas Alonso, which takes on an unconventional form.

The Mushiki by Tomas Alonso is a wonderful table that draws inspiration from Asian culture. For those who don't know, a mushiki is a steam vessel commonly used by the Chinese and Japanese. Think of it as the bamboo steamers that you see in a dim sum restaurant, but on a much larger scale. The entire counter is crafted with wood, giving it that smooth, natural earthy tone that's beautiful and honest. What's fantastic about this creation is that the wooden hinge allows the modules to be rotated and opened. This creates additional space for storage which I'm sure many home owners can appreciate. The combination of a traditional apparatus given a new purpose is what makes the Mushiki an incredible item to look out for.