Mineral Formations

Dina Bakalova

Anna Luisa Lopes

Carlos Chavez

Felipe Munoz

The concept and fabrication of this coffee table are an interdisciplinary cooperative work between the Design and Engineering departments. The inspiration comes mainly from bio-mimicry, though also some influence from the neatness of Scandinavian design. The table depicts natural formations such as rocks and crystal structures, highlighting the coldness of those sharp-edged shapes through the usage of steel, formed liked the facets of a gemstone. The aim is to entangle the visually appealing with the functional by balancing the bleakness of the steel with warmth and softness of the pinewood.

White pinewood, steel sheets, coating stain, anti-co
36 x 24 x 17 in.