The original beauty of naturally polished pebbles, as if shaped by wind and water, inspired the designer: large, organically hewn bodies seemingly floating on a dainty framework. Balancing lightness and volume, Ishino exudes calm and harmony.
Its effortless lightness can be seen in one peculiar detail: the pebble-like bodies look as if they’ve been dipped in liquid metal. Whether copper, bronze or brass, the outstanding craftsmanship of the fine metal surfaces of the cast tops lend the Ishino Table a special charm. Every table is unique. The poetry of pigments.
Daï Sugasawa on his inspiration and the design process of the Ishino Table:
A dream became reality...
“I have the feeling that too many people are becoming more and more disconnected from their first habitats – earth and nature as well. Today most homes are full of synthetic furniture which is quite functional but without any sense, inspiration or value. My aim was to bring organic elements from nature into our living space and link people back to their original environment. I found inspiration in my culture and more precisely in the art of Japanese gardens which are a respectful interpretation of nature governed by the rules of balance and scale. I focused on one important element used in those gardens: the pebble. This became the central motif of the Ishino Table.
Collaborating with Walter Knoll on this issue was a real opportunity because we share the same understanding, the same passion regarding creating great furniture with the finest natural materials. Thanks to the company’s technical expertise and craftsmanship, its passion and willingness to never give up, we succeeded in developing a magnificent product. The aesthetic combination between asymmetrical volumes and thin vertical structures brings a feeling of calm and serenity to the home.”