This is one versatile little table that will satisfy even the most radical visionary. Finished on every side (including the bottom, if you can identify it as such), the table can be positioned in any of six possible configurations. On its “side” it forms a C, creating cavernous storage for bedtime reading. For other options, point the “legs” toward the wall to create the look of a solid block, or straight out for the feel of a floating table. The latter configuration permits full access to the back drawers of the Matera Bed with Storage. Made in Malaysia.
Don’t limit the versatile Side Table to just a bedroom piece – use it as a sofa side table, coffee table or entryway catchall.
Finished with beveled edges, running match walnut grain, exposed slot mortise and tenon corner joints.
Solid walnut or oak case frame; walnut or oak veneer over MDF with thick solid walnut or oak edging.
Currently residing in Matera, Italy, Sean Yoo was born in Seoul and raised in Los Angeles, making him emblematic of the multi-cultural, globally fluent designers of his generation. His first career was as a city planner, but a visit to the Noguchi Museum in New York inspired him to pursue design. "I was particularly attracted to the way Noguchi applied sculptural qualities to common household objects," says Yoo. "It seemed to give meaning and purpose to otherwise meaningless objects."
Yoo immediately enrolled in the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, graduating in 2000 with a degree in industrial design. After a successful debut at the 2001 Salone Satellite in Milan, he and Angela Tarasco launched their studio, Apt 5 Design. Yoo's work embodies versatility, with projects ranging from a compact bed and desk unit designed for a South Central Los Angeles housing project to Opus Shelving, a recyclable shelving unit that was inspired by a repeating pattern he noticed in the ruins of Pompeii. Read more >