Designer Simon Busse, based in Stuttgart, has designed MARIONET a side table that uses simple joinery, inspired by marionettes, that creates a clever contemporary look.
From the Designer
The name giver of MARIONET shows how to do it: only the connections between the (body) parts, joints and threads hold together the marionette; if one of the components is missing it collapses.
This principle is equally applicable to the side table, which Simon Busse designed for the
Mox Company: Only if all its components interact the table stands firmly. Three flat wooden legs other form the basis and are brought into position by a connective element.
A hook on the top side of the connective element holds a coloured elastic band – the marionette’s string. The band runs through the wooden legs towards a tabletop and turns into a carrying handle on the upper side. In order to lock this fragile structure, the tabletop is bevelled downwards, the legs are kept in position and the entire table stands firmly.