The Obi dining table collection is made up of five pieces with a charming character. Wood is the primary material in their manufacturing, but the composition of each element cannot be considered simplistic.
Designer Mikko Paakkanen form-pressed timber into beautiful curves and bends that are not overly common in lumber furnishings. The tabletop has been sculpted to feature a round-ended slot with a second ledge below the eating surface, adding an unexpected opening in its silhouette. The backrests of the chairs flaunt elegant bowing gaps that mimic the Japanese kimono sash (obi). These unique aspects of the Obi dining table set make it more aesthetically pleasing and practical than most. You can tuck newspapers and laptops into the table and sweaters and magazines into the chairs.
The Obi Dining Table Incorporates Smooth Slots for Temporary Storage
Amelia Roblin — February 20, 2013 — Art & Design
References: hagi-take.co.jp & paakkanen.fi