San Francisco design studio Box Clever was inspired by shifting tectonic plates for their ‘Segment’ table. The multipart table top, resembling a fault line, is composed of four slabs of concrete that leave a narrow opening between each section creating a functional channel for a unique system of accessories and cable management.
The table addresses the convergence of life and work with a flexible system of accessories that transform from lifestyle objects to more utilitarian ones with the addition of top plates. The copper, brass and aluminium accessories were designed in tandem with the table, lock securely into the channel, and include; a brass bowl with a perforated tray for writing utensils, a low dish that transforms into a platform for a monitor and a long tray that can be used to dock a phone and tablet.
“The design process was organic.” says Box Clever principal Seth Murray. “Once we arrived at the concept of the fractured surface there were suddenly so many possibilities to create additional functions — so many different scenarios to play out for work and for everyday life.”
Photos: Mark Serr