The Pl(a)ywood series by Hamburg designer Silvia Knüppel lives up to the promise of its name; playful use of this table is not only possible, but positively required. The table is made up of 33 loosely stacked individual layers of solid wood, reminiscent when fully closed of a classic side table – but only at first glance. Each of these 33 leaves can be removed from the table where required and used as a tray, chopping board or shelf, dissolving the table’s compact, clean lines and transforming what appears to be a workaday piece of wooden furniture into a dynamic, living sculpture with a wide range of functions.
Material: spruce wood (unpainted) or oak wood (oiled)
Dimensions: 46 x 40 x 40 cm
Made in Germany
Photography by Frederik Busch