This Ultimate Accent Table Can Be Configured In a Ton of Different Ways

published Mar 29, 2021
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With many having to compete for the dining table or the kitchen counter as they work from home, some have taken to using coffee tables as makeshift office desks. But as great as coffee tables are for aesthetic purposes (and as places to put your drink or your feet), they’re not exactly great for your back.

Enter the “Together and Apart Table” by architect Bjark Ballisager. The one-of-a-kind table features a design that allows its height to be adjusted, so you won’t have to hunch over for long periods and ruin your back in the process. It uses a sawtooth pattern that lets the wooden block’s two wedges to interlock and “fit together at any of many different levels,” said Ballisager.

And because the table can change its height, as well as its orientation from portrait to landscape, you can also use it as a stool, a bedside table, or even a laptop stand. Its minimalist design is versatile, too, and able to blend well in any room.

“I wanted to create furniture that didn’t have a single, predetermined use,” the Brooklyn-based creative added. “Furniture that would invite and challenge the user to interact with it, feel the material, experiment with different heights and widths, try different combinations, and essentially play with it, as we need more creative play in our lives.”

“The modular design is great for eco-conscious small homes, where furniture that can play several different roles at different times can be a necessity.”

Currently, the table is available on a made-to-order basis in solid white oak, ash wood, and renewable cork, while an eco-friendly EVA foam will be released sometime this year. You can learn more about it here.