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A Trio of Tables Based on the Polyhedron

Greek mathematician Euclid of Alexandria, aka the Father of Geometry, is most known for his 13-book treatise, Elements, which was one of the most influential textbooks in math’s history from 300 B.C. to the late 19th century/early 20th century. In one of the books, Euclid described the solid polyhedron and how it was constructed and that is the basis for Siba Sahibi’s Euclid tables.

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The trio of dramatic metal tables feature flat polygonal faces, sharp corners, and straight edges, and are finished with a paper coating. Each of the side tables is made out of four components that consist of seven triangular elements to make up the surface and legs.

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Photos by Lisa Klappe.

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.