All of a Piece is a minimalist design created by Netherlands-based designers Dana Cannam and Rachel Griffin. Dana owns a multidisciplinary studio that specializes in exploring the relationship between craft and technology while Rachel, who founded Ernest Studio, explores and researches traditional and industrial production methods while looking for innovative ways to explore themes of materiality, modularity, and transparency of construction.
Their collaboration on the project recently debuted at last month’s WantedDesign and INTRO/NY fringe events during NYCxDesign week. The designs are a series of modular tabletop elements that, when combined, form a landscape of varying materials, sizes, and functions. The series consists of a flat tray, a shallow bowl, a candleholder, and an endcap, each made of marble, granite, or wood.
All of the materials and forms, from the smallest trivet to the largest dining table centerpiece, can be interchanged using invisible magnetic connections. A fifth piece, an LED touch-light, can be inserted between modules to add atmosphere and utility to any arrangement.