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Occasional Tables Inspired by the Materials They’re Made From

British design house kukka and their creative director Rona Meyuchjs-Koblenz launched two table designs in partnership with Caesarstone and Prinz Optics GmbH. The Spectra Collection, including the ABCD Table and the O Table, are made from two different materials, dichroic glass and quartz, each that make a statement in their own way.

08.12.16 | By
Occasional Tables Inspired by the Materials They’re Made From
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The tables and the materials chosen for the collection were inspired by reflection and refraction (dichroic glass) and absorbent and repellent (quartz) as a way to “create a dialogue between the two materials and demonstrate how the environment can influence the design object.”

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The ABCD is a cantilevered side table that’s available in both materials. The quartz version was made by Caesarstone in Caesarea, Israel in a 12mm white quartz that is made from reclaimed materials (93% quartz). The dichroic versions are made by Prinz Optics GmbH in Germany out of 6mm Borosilicate glass that’s coated with an inorganic dichroic filter.

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The O Table is more of a coffee table and only available in the dichroic glass.

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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.