This Table Is Inspired By Princess Leia

This Table Is Inspired By Princess Leia

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Maggie Coughlan
May 14, 2017

May the force be with your living room. In collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design, Leblon Delienne has created the Table Le-A, a coffee table inspired by the swirl of Princess Leia's signature double bun hairstyle.

"Informed by the iconic hairstyle and braids of Princess Leia, the piece combines the complexity of ZHD's distinctive design language with careful, pristine, craftsmanship," Leblon Delienne says.

Soon after the release of the original "Star Wars" (which was later retitled "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" and is 40 this year!), the look became synonymous with actress Carrie Fisher who portrayed Princess Leia in the film franchise.

When Fisher — who died in December 2016 at age 60 — donned the cinnamon bun inspired style, she set forth endless years of parody and homage.

Miss Piggy sported the look in a "Muppet Show" episode that was "Star Wars" themed, 1987's "Spaceballs" has Princess Vespa, a female character with similar hair and in 2015, Fisher's own daughter Billie Lourd donned earmuffs in "Scream Queens" as a hat tip to her mother.

In a 2008 interview with Time magazine, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas attempted to explain the curious hairstyle that became a phenomenon.

"In the 1977 film, I was working very hard to create something different that wasn't fashion, so I went with a kind of Southwestern Pancho Villa woman revolutionary look, which is what that is. The buns are basically from turn-of-the-century Mexico," he said. "Then it took such hits and became such a thing."

But while Fisher made the buns famous, she told Allure they were more of a time suck.

"It took them two hours to do that hairstyle. I'd come in at 5 in the morning, before anyone ... Later on, I did 'Saturday Night Live' ... They clunked a hairpiece on, and it looked exactly the same," she said.

Made of fiber and resin, the contemporary Table Le-A is available upon demand in black, pearl white, silver or brass.

The Table Le-A retails at $17,438 (or 16,000 euro).

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