Illusion is a timeless statement of beauty, simplicity and functionality.
As with many great designs inspiration is often derived from a story in order to create another:
"One day I was passing a Café in Copenhagen. There were round tables
with white tablecloths. Each cloth was square and almost touched the
floor. I stopped and took couple photos. I then went to a plastic
workshop, showed them the image and asked if it was possible to make
such an object in plastic. The answer was no. But I continued my quest
and after a few months some samples were ready. The result was Illusion,
a stunning example of Symbolic Functionalism that has received an
extremely enthusiastic reception from both the press and consumers."
All Illusion tables are hand made and all are unique.
Acrylic. Made in Denmark. 17.4" h x 16"W. Note: Not designed for seating. Max weight is 25 lbs.
About essey:Essey is the story not of the evolution of design but rather of an evolution in design.
In the world of nature shapes are defined by their function, it forms the very essence of our natural world.
In the world of design, shapes often only bear slight
resemblance to their function, if at all. How many times have we looked
at something and wondered what it is, or what it is used for? The world
of design is not always in harmony with the world of nature and it is
this imbalance that needs to be corrected.
The belief of Essey founder John Brauer, that function should
be representative of natural form, is at the very core of the company
and is at the heart of its design philosophy - Symbolic Functionalism.