Industrial Design student, Alvaro Uribe of Pratt Institute, wowed us last weekend at BKLYN Designs with his sleek Mantis Table. Inspired by insect body parts and adding a light and elegant touch to any interior, the table’s base is structured to mimic the small and delicate legs of a praying mantis which are uniquely angled to support the insect’s disproportionately long and heavy body. The design uses bio-inspired concepts adding to the structure’s lightness while still encompassing high-strength properties to support the heavy glass surface.

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Mantis Table is made up of three aluminum legs topped with a grey tinted glass — all of which are easily recyclable.  The table top is detachable for shipping purposes. The design is humble yet graceful and the detailing is definitely worth a closer look.

+ Alvaro Uribe