Sake Table for Ariake
In 2018 Ariake invited us to join a group of Scandinavian designers taking part in its annual week-long design workshop programme in Saga, Japan. The Sake table is one of the 30 pieces that resulted. A fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design approaches, the table comprises two distinct shapes. A rectangular box serves as storage, flanked by slightly convex battens that form the legs, lifting the table just high enough above the ground to convey an impression of lightness and grace. On top, a circular tray with a delicate raised edge can be removed to provide access to the storage area beneath.