April Tables by Alfredo Häberli for Nikari
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Finnish wooden furniture and furnishings company Nikari began a year long project entitled 2012 Designs for Nature in which they asked 12 designers or studios to design a wood product that best represents Nikari’s philosophy on wood design. The decades old company designs top notch quality pieces from sustainable wood practices and each of the participants had to study their practices to create their own design.

For the month of April, Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli created a family of three tables (in oak, ash, & birch) that feature large bases with thin, suspended tabletops. The delicate tops appear to float on the massive bases almost like rocks balancing on top of each other. From every piece sold, a portion of the sale’s price is donated to protecting the rainforests and forests around the world.

The April Tables are on display at Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan.

Photos by Chikako Harada.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.