This interesting Escher coffee table furniture ideas was designed by British designer Toby Howes with an inspiration comes from the tessellation pieces of birds and fish by artist M.C. Escher. The designer wanted to create a modern design piece that combined his usual simplicity of style with a real edge & this is the result.
The escher coffee table features three walnut inlaid arcs that slide out to become side tables. With flashes of red being revealed as the arcs are removed, the central zebrano piece subsequently becomes more like a sculpture. The zebrano wraps around the inside of the funnels of each ‘arm’ of the central piece to form a funnel, rather like that of an old-fashioned gramapohone, that draws the eye in through the centre. This is especially effective if light is streaming through one of the funnels & I have been working on a version with a light actually built into the heart of the table to achieve exactly this effect. The flashes of red on the sides are completely hidden whilst the table is whole & are only revealed as the arcs are removed.
The Escher Coffee Table
Dimensions : 450mm high 800mm wide and deep
Materials : Walnut and Zebrano
Designer : Toby Howes