Design StoryThe Free Range Side Table from Blu Dot brings all the same boldness of design and sophistication of material to the fore as does its big brother, the Free Range Table. Like the bigger version of the table, this piece marries seemingly disparate elements (walnut, steel, and marble) into a coherent, beautiful, and functional piece of home furniture design.
Blu Dot is well known for their genre-bending furniture and their constant forward push when it comes to contemporary design. This table is one of the finest examples of their fearless ingenuity when it comes to producing the furniture of the future for the customers of the present. The marble slab that forms the table top is elegantly suspended in midair, lodged in artful notches at the tops of the walnut legs. Nothing else holds up the table top, giving it a floating, free-form look that defines the feel of the entire piece. Steel connecting beams at the bottom of the piece keep the walnut legs stable, but other than that the entire piece seems to be delicately perched but completely unified.
With materials so little seen together, that's difficult to accomplish. Walnut and marble and steel aren't common bedfellows, but Blu Dot and the Free Range Side Table aren't common either. There is a sense of freedom that accompanies this piece of furniture (and more than justifies its name) that is hard to find in the world of modern/contemporary design. It's a breath of fresh air, not to mention a perfect place to keep your books, alarm clock, and drink coasters!
If you're thinking about making a change in side tables, or redecorating a room that needs them, the Free Range Side Table is a bold, fresh choice that works both as functional furniture and sculptural art.