B&B Italia Button Tables
By E. Barber & J. Osgerby
Barber & Osgerby have given the Button Tables the same care and attention they gave their more iconic project, Tobi-Ishi. The innovation seems more formal than functional. Softness and stiffness, a combination of contrasting materials, and minimal details that create imperceptible movements in the development of the shapes are the recurrent themes of the duo from London, whose language is recognizable even when it comes to service elements. The lacquered cylindrical bases are slightly rounded at the bottom to soften their geometry and produce soft, well calibrated shapes and precise details.