Materials: Walnut, walnut veneered plywood, aspen, aluminum
Price Point: $600
"Undefined (yes that's the name) is totally handmade. It was influenced by the cantilever that is daringly used in modern architecture. I wanted to be true to the material though. I didn't attempt to hide the fact veneered ply was used (you see it when you open the drawers) or that the walnut "strips" in the drawer have knot holes. I believe that all materials can be beautiful if we allow them to be..."
Designer: Brock Brockington
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Super-FUNctional Playtable by Jennifer Mujat-Kearns
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