Shapes Become Supports in the Designated Side Table Series

Shapes Become Supports in the Designated Side Table Series

Debuted at Milan Design Week 2024, the Designated Side Table collection designed by Milan-based, Taiwanese designer YuoNing Chien, of 808: Studio, has a conspicuous feature that is clever and playful, like an inside joke that you’ve just been clued into. The series is formed entirely of geometric shapes, with cut-outs in the tabletop that are intended for storing items like a vase or a phone. The a-ha! moment comes when you realize the shapes, made distinct by their interior colors, extend through the pine surface to become the supporting legs, turning negative space into tangible material.

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green sofa and green and white checkered rug next to three wood side tables with colorful geometric cut outs on the tabletop

This moment of surprise wasn’t a serendipitous error. Chien shares that “this seamless integration of design elements serves not only as a visual delight but also as a testament to the thoughtful craftsmanship that defines the collection.” Rather than designing the components of the side tables to be disparate from each other, Chien looked to unify them and highlight their connections.

A modern wooden side table displaying colorful books and a glass of tea, placed beside a cozy white armchair in a living room

Crafted from solid pine wood, a material prized for its timelessness and durability, the Designated Side Tables combine aesthetics with function for a versatile piece of furniture that works in almost every room of your home.

two side tables with colorful geometric cutouts on a checkered green and white rug, with a pale green sofa in the background.

wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a green and white checkered rug

wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a stack of books on a red chair

wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs outdoors next to potted plants

woman holding a wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a work bench

wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a work bench

two wood side tables with colorful geometric cut outs on a work bench

wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a work bench

square wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a brown background

square wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a brown background

rectangular wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a brown background

half moon wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a brown background

half moon wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a brown background

half moon wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a brown background

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wood side table with colorful geometric cut outs on a brown background

four wood side tables with colorful geometric cut outs on the tabletop on a brown background

To learn more about the Designated Side Table series by YuoNing Chien, visit yuoning.com and give her a follow over on Instagram.

Photography by Agota Lukyte.

Source: design-milk

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