Polyhedra by Haldane Martin: Modular Coffee Table

Polyhedra by Haldane Martin: Modular Coffee Table

Abby Stone
Feb 26, 2009

There was a point in college when we contemplated a career doing scientific research; there is something beautiful and contemplative that settles over you when you view the world through a microscope. Apparently Haldane Martin, a recent AT DC house tour participant, shares my fascination...

The South African designer's Polyhedra Modular Coffee Table system is derived from the three-dimensional structures seen by electron microscopes inside human hip bones as well as the foam bubble technology that was the inspiration for the Beijing Olympic Watercube building. What is even cooler is that they are completely reconfigurable, thanks to ingenious inbuilt magnets that hold them together. Apparently Haldane Martin also shares our desire to mix it up sometimes!

[image via: Heather Moore at Elle Decoration South Africa]

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