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The Poke + Squeeze Tables Invite Unconventional Interaction

 - Aug 4, 2011
References: coroflot & designspotter
Most drawers can be opened with the help of a handle or knob, but few require the interaction that these Poke + Squeeze Tables do. The quirky set of furnishings comprise sculptural cast iron pedestals, hardwood maple and padauk cubbies and supple dip-molded plastic for the face of each slide-out compartment.

It's in the pliable shaping of these peculiar drawers that designer Emily Vislocky altered the familiar language and form of this type of furniture. Each couch-side stand exists as the other's opposite, as a sort of yin and yang arrangement with respect to their handles. Of the Poke + Squeeze Tables, the former produces a hole through which a single finger must penetrate and pull, while the latter should be pinched to gain a grip.