Writable by Tianyu Xiao

Launched at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, this table facilitates communication and playfulness with its users.

Designer Tianyu Xiao asks “How can a piece of furniture make people more communicative?”

Writable is a table that helps people communicate more easily through the use of three panels on the surface that flip to reveal chalkboards. A playful yet useful way to get people interacting with the table and each other, and a great idea for kids.

Tianyu Xiao says, “It offers possibilities for different kinds of people to use it in a way that suits them; especially those who are not good at communicating with other people face to face. Meanwhile, the marks and doodles can be seen as a symbol of their particular lives.”

Writable was part of the exhibition The Collector, which features the work of graduate students at the HDK School of Design and Crafts.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.