Japanese are known for their flawless and gorgeous wooden structures. Adding one more beautiful entity to the collection, architect Kengo Kuma, in collaboration with Eins zu Eins, has designed the stunning Kigumi table.
Kigumi table aims to elicit the feeling of lightness and surprise. This table is made of multiple thin wooden pieces combined into a delicate frame. Each wooden slat measures only 20mm x 20mm. The wooden edifice is complimented by a clear white glass, which creates an illusion of weightlessness.
The table legs are made of solid white oak slats. The tabletop and the legs are joined through high-quality brass connectors. Handcrafted in Germany, this table is designed as a limited, made-to-order edition.
This unique structure celebrates the capacity of wood, with the characteristics and purity of the material. The crisscross composition of the table is a modern implementation of a traditional Japanese technique known as “Kigumi.” Hence, the name Kigumi table.
The paradox of weight, aesthetics, and optics that seem to be defying the laws of physics, make this table a treat to the eye.