It has become pretty standard for every other design firm to create side tables with storage these days. But, when a high-caliber design studio such as Nendo releases an iteration, we are compelled to check it out in detail.
Nendo seems to have taken a leaf out of Deniz Aktay‘s book to conceptualize his ideas into reality. Well, Twins side table is not an exact rip-off of Aktay’s design, but the side table released by Nendo reflects shades of the German designer’s work.
Twins side table features two connected units. Each unit is a single iron plate bent into a U shape. There is a gap between the two units, which hides the mess of charging cables and wires. Now, this brings me to Aktay’s Lip Coffee table which boasts of a similar design, although it features a solid plywood construction.
Nendo Twins side table features screws to hold the two units together. The screws are installed deep within the gap to render them invisible. However, they are easily accessible in case you want to attach or detach the two pieces. Since the joints and bolts are hidden from plain sight, at the first glance you’re reminded of the Kurt table by Nils Holger Moormann, a peculiar design that’s manufactured without the use of nuts and bolts.
Nendo’s Twins side table is available in multiple sizes and an array of shapes, including circular and square tabletops. In case you find it as interesting as the Nautilus conch-shaped paper knife, you can easily detach the unit from its counterpart or attach it with the help of a screwdriver. The side table is available in multiple color combinations to suit various interiors.