Stumble Upon Coffee Table by Alessandro Isola
Italian-born industrial designer Isola is known for combining everyday objects into new, innovative pieces of furniture. Stumble Upon Coffee Table consists of a single sheet that provides two surfaces at differing levels. For comfort and function the material choice of these two surfaces creates a sharp contrast between the top part of the rug and the underlay. The top gives the sense it has been hand made with beautiful imperfections and the under laying material is a perfectly smooth surface. Usually the back of a rug is not attractive. If it is in fact the back! In this case the folding reveals a back that is probably even more stunning then the front, a polished reflective surface that is curved creates deformed reflections providing an unexpected effect. From a stumble on a rug to an annoying accident that happens constantly, it has become the inspiration for an everyday usable object.