The Silk Coffee Table Expresses a Frozen Fluid Delicacy as Dynamic Design

 - Jun 20, 2012
References: alessandrodiprisco & designspotter
The Silk Coffee Table reminds us that this sort of object becomes the centerpiece in a room. But few put on as fabulous a show as this stunning sculptural item.

Alessandro di Prisco used a single sheet of Corian, measuring 1 meter by 1 meter, to produce this piece of furniture. It required no additional components as legs, no supplementary parts in general and therefore no hardware or assembly. The material was thermoformed to distort its original flatness, sagging in four places around its perimeter to provide steady footings and an elevated surface.

Part art and part practical furnishing object, the Silk Coffee Table has a rigidity fit to hold drinks and books, a softness of shape that can relate to surrounding sofas, and a visual allure that satisfies the decorative quota for a living room.