The Platform Table Explores the Foundations of Furniture Design

An unremarkable eating surface may boast the typical four-legged design; however, the Platform Table by Jason Phillips is one of those delightful objects that alters the user experience.

The piece is made up of five slabs of glossy lacquered wood, placed on top of each other to create a little visual intrigue with the variation in panel heights. With three of the base blocks resting directly on the ground, the table stands just 14 inches high. Instead of settling in a chair next to this surface, one might feel more comfortable sitting on the floor or on an extremely low lounger.

The main concept behind this design is to establish the elements upon the Platform Table by Jason Phillips as a focal point. The very nature of elevating vases and decorative objects so subtly is what makes 14 inches seem like more than 40.