Being a cartography buff, I was immediately taken by the topographical landscape of this NONdesigns table. The TOPO table consists of a corian surface (standard in kitchen countertops) interrupted by plastic inserts that have been molded over rocks, creating irregular miniature landscapes in your furniture. The inserts can be placed either face up or down, so that they form little hills or valleys that can be filled with soil and plants.
The TOPO table is completely customizable, allowing the owner to choose how much tabletop real estate goes towards the decorative, and how much towards functionality. As a work desk, it seems ideal to have just one or two TOPO bits on the edges, but in a kitchen, it might be great to fill the entire thing with herbs or wheatgrass.
The NONdesigns booth was one of the last we visited at ICFF, and were we ever glad we didn’t miss it! They shared the booth with PadLab, another fabulously innovative group of southern California-based designers. There will be more from NON later today, and if you want to see some of their larger-scale work, check out our old post about the TKiT House. NON is responsible for the super cool visual identity of this art-adorned prefab dwelling.