LU-Tables is a minimalist design created by German-based firm Bao-Nghi Droste Design. The principle designer, Bao-Nghi Droste, was originally born in Stuttgart, Germany, and graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt. He describes the project as turning the expected usage of materials familiar with these designs upside down.
Specifically, bent wooden rods – usually seen more often as arm or back rests having a soft appearance in combination with seating furniture – are used to form the base of the table, providing a supporting structure that has proven strength and rigidity. As the name suggests, the rods are shaped and connected into the letters “L” and “U.”
A thin, circular aluminum sheet functions as the table top that appears almost like a sheet of paper resting on three vertices. The combination of both the table top and the base results in an elegant yet timeless piece of furniture. Due to its varying sizes, the tables can be arranged in various compositions whereby the visually overlapping rods create new and interesting formations.