Lucite tables are a great decocrating trick: they provide utility without adding visual bulk to a room. But they usually don't add much else.
So Patricia Urquiola's polycarbonate Usame Table succeeds on several counts: it provides a surface for a drink and a pocket for books and magazines. And what clinches it for us is the delicate Deco-esque etched surface. A sprinkling of light-catching gingko leaves make this table a real thing of beauty.
Usame is available at the SF MOMA Design Store, and is on sale right now for $150.