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Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field
Posted By Ana Lisa On September 28, 2012 @ 11:20 am In Design,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Transforming Furniture | No Comments
Multiple is a sculptural table that reveals its full potential when a user begins to manipulate its shape. Designed by Brussels-based Raphaël Charles , the table consists of a series of locally sourced beech poles that are attached to one another using magnets . Low-tech, transformable and adaptable, this is the ultimate coffee table. Multiple can be seen up close at Giovanna Massoni’s Memorabilia  exhibition during the Reciprocity Design Liege Biennale  (Belgium) — it starts in only a few days!
Multiple coffee table can be playfully shaped into infinite arrangements and multiple sections, suiting changing needs, functions and rooms. It is made from long-lasting lacquered solid beech  and is 15-in high.
The award winning design is also part of the Belgian royal family’s private collection.
Photo © Raphaël Charles
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URLs in this post:
 Raphaël Charles: http://www.raphaelcharles.com/en_multiple.html
 magnets: http://inhabitat.com/jolan-van-der-wiels-amazing-stools-are-shaped-using-magnetic-fields-and-the-force-of-gravity/
 Memorabilia: http://www.designliege.be/en-291-memorabilia.html
 Reciprocity Design Liege Biennale: http://www.designliege.be/
 beech: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech
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