A Table, Which is Simply a Puzzle
Inspired by ancient three-dimensional wooden brain teaser puzzles, the German designers Rudolph Schelling Webermann have created a simple coffee table that is assembled without the help of screws and tools. The table consists quite simply of three legs made from oak. When put together they constitute a sculptural knot that works as the base for an exclusive glass tabletop.
When Rudolph Schelling Webermann purchased the puzzles they immediately began to experiment and play with the shape and the puzzle's basic principle: three pieces of wood join together and lock themselves in a seemingly inseparable knot. During the process, it dawned on them that the form would make a perfect base for a tabletop. The legs are rounded off with chamfered edges, making the table stand sturdily on the floor and the round sheet of glass sit solidly on the base.
Rudolph Schelling Webermann say: "The three legs seem to pierce through each other in an impossible way, and our intention is to draw attention to this almost magical detail. That is also why we have chosen a transparent top, so the table's key focus point is the joining of the legs."
Design: Rudolph Schelling Webermann
Rudolph Schelling Webermann
Rudolph Schelling Webermann consist of Carsten Schelling, Ralf Webermann and Sven Rudolph who met during their studies at FH Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts. After working for different studios, the three designers decided to start their own design studio. Rudolph Schelling Webermann is specialized in consumer product design.
“We are driven by the romantic idea that a designer is an inventor of products that is able to create a better world. We love to challenge materials, products and people’s behavior. The way to our designs lies in the search for a new, better, different, unjustly forgotten or humorous idea.”
Rainbow Trivet: 2011 Good Design Award,
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Nutcracker: 2014 Design Plus