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Cuda side table, designed by David Tsai was influenced by the idea of a single continuous plane. The design of the furniture is very unique and simple. The table is created by folding a single piece of material with four legs in a soft curvy form. The upper part serves as the tabletop while the bottom creates a storage space for magazines, news papers and other small items. Here is a description from the designer, “In 2000, several architects were utilizing the idea of a single continuous plane that could at once be the ceiling, wall, floor, and furniture.
I was enamored with this idea of connection and the ability of a single form to unify parts and eliminate the need for hardware.
I like to think a place has influence on one’s work, and in this case it certainly did. Detroit, the motor city, motown, the birthplace of techno music, Detroit is a very particular place. While I’m a fan of minimalist design, I wanted to design a piece with personality and character, something for the free-spirited individual, not the generic masses. I was thinking muscle car, not family sedan. GTO, Chevelle, Camaro, Barracuda…Cuda.”
Image Courtesy: David Tsai