Daydream Coffee Table by Yu Zhao

Daydream Coffee Table by Yu Zhao

Jessica
May 22, 2008

In one sense, the Daydream coffee table by industrial designer Yu Zhao is rather normal-looking but this unassuming table comes with built-in vessels. With a quick flip, one can have a table full of vases or a flat surface, with the containers sprouting below.

This concept, which also brings to mind INV/ALT's magnetic storage, seems convenient but is it anything more than a table full of holes...?

Regarding her unconventional design, Yu Zhao states:

Bottles now have their freedom to choose whether stand up on the table or go underneath of it. When all the bottles are upside down into the holes, it's a flat white normal coffee table, as normal as could be neglected. But when looking at it for a while, there seems something exceptional.

Exceptional or not, it wouldn't be practical for us because one of our favorite things is to sit on the floor with our legs outstretched underneath the coffee table. We do like the look of the upside down cityscape formed by the bottles underneath. What do you think?

Via: Yanko Design

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