The Taula Table is Covered in Holes to Invite Customized Composition

 - Feb 13, 2014
References: francescgasch & designspotter
Considering that a tabletop is a blank slate for accommodating whatever meticulous or messy arrangements that a person might make upon its surface, the Taula Table demonstrates quite a thoughtful redesign. Francesc Gasch's idea was to modify the homogenous flat panel so that it invites a prescribed adaptability to the unique user's needs.

The tabletop was thus constructed as a perforated piece of wood with many holes incised in a regular gridded pattern. Solid boards can be placed on top of this to serve as working and eating surfaces. But the Taula Table is enhanced with the offering of elevated ledges and cups and vases that fit into the round gaps. These contribute utility and decoration, whether the furnishing is as table or a desk.