Designer Robby Cuthbert’s Contour Coffee Table and Contour Lamp are not only functional products, they’re sculptural works of art made of bamboo and steel cable.

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As its name suggests, the table is full of curves, specifically S-curves that never actually touch, but are held together by a unique way of wiring steel cable. The steel cable and bamboo explore the role of tension and opposing forces as a way of creating a stable system. Two years in the making, Cuthbert developed its wiring pattern as a senior in college and has been experimenting every since.

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The Contour Lamp, the less expensive counterpart of the Contour Table, embodies the same interplay between tension and stability. Its central S-curve is a pared down version of the S-curve in the coffee table and ties the two products together. Like the table, the lamp is also made of bamboo.

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