All posts tagged: Side Table

Tidying those wires and creating an uncluttered home with Calligaris

Tidying those wires and creating an uncluttered home with Calligaris

With a fresh new month and new year, January is all about new beginnings, getting organised and rejuvenating your life and home. Just like with a Spring clean, it’s a great time of year to declutter, have a clear-out and re-evaluate the things you really need and can’t live without. I took the time between Christmas and New Year – days usually lost to lazy mornings, binge watching box sets and copious amounts of leftovers and chocolate – to get ahead with a bit of DIY. We’re so nearly there with the renovations. The floors in the living room and kitchen have been painted white (we got the walls done before Christmas), and after all the dust and builders it’s beginning to look fresh, bright and like somewhere you could actually live! The best bit about starting this new year is that we now have this lovely blank canvas to make our own. A clean, bare room. We can start afresh and take our time filling the space with our belongings, only adding the things we really need or love, …

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A playful set of side tables by Cédric Canaud

Paris-based designer Cedric Canaud has designed a playful collection of adaptable side tables. They are made from panels of pine wood, sandwiched between two sheets of colourful, pasted paper, which either imitate wood, marble, glass or slate. Easily assembled, the two panels cleverly slot together to build a column, on top of which sits a round top of cork or even foam imitation granite. Slightly kitsch and post-modern, they look great on their own, but even better in clusters, each side of the panels a different texture or pattern. (Don’t you just love the faded background wallpaper too??) Canaud says: The guideline was to produce an object that finds its final form when it hosts another. We explored the reproduction and half accomplished states – inviting the user to place a piece on it. To emphasise this idea of a finished piece oscillating between being finished and uncompleted, the materials used are exact mimics of other materials. This state of reproduction installs the product in an unstable appearance where the material is questioned; is the …