A Dancing Table Inspired by Puppet Theater
June 22, 2012
Designer Simon Busse‘s ‘Marionet’ table is an impressively delicate balance act that references the drama of puppet theater, using the simplest of means to conjure a dancing assemblage of materials. The table, which was designed for the Mox Company, consists of only a handful of components: three angled flat wood legs crisscross, held into position by a dish-like rubber tabletop with upturned beveled edges to “lock in” the supports. An elastic band–what Busse calls “the marionette’s string–is looped through the center of this lid and back downwards, tethered to a central “connective element” nestled in the web of legs. The protruding loop on top acts as a carrying handle, making transport all that much easier. Not that it was too difficult to begin with–the table can be instantly disassembled simply by disconnecting the band from the central hook.