Rather than ratchet a breakable mechanism up and down, this elegant adjustable glass coffee table requires only that you add or remove a support piece from a central stack to shift its level.
The core column consists of skewed wooden cylinders that come in various colors and finishes, painted white, black or yellow, stained ash or wenge, or open-pore lacquered chestnut.
Some of this quirky stems are are topped with a circle of clear glass (large, medium or small), while pairs of pillars can be capped with oblong and otherwise oddly-cut surfaces.
For Gallotti & Radice, mainly producers of minimalist furniture and furnishings, these adjustable tables and their superimposed conical rings represent a playful departure from more standard and simple see-through affairs they typically produce. But they’re not the only examples of the company’s unusual, creative table designs making use of circles.
In fact, circle motifs come up frequently in Galloti & Radice’s work. One of the coolest is the “Coins” table made of hand-burnished and acid-etched metal, which slot together to create a sculptural but functional surface.
About the company:
“Gallotti & Radice was the first company in Italy, since the early sixties, to promote the love for the study and for the use of crystal in furniture. Other men and other businesses later followed suit. Of course, this figure is today a source of pride, but also a sort of concrete responsibility towards culture and, in particular, design. Gallotti & Radice feels, and is, today, invested with the task and role of continuing, of keeping alive the development of the “true” design of crystal. The crystal, which is both very fragile and very strong, transparent and immutable, light and eternal, must be approached, by those who design its architecture, with sincere respect and with intimate transport, with authentic poetry (which is true creativity, as confirmed by its Greek etymology) and with intense discipline, with patience, reverence, tenacity. With love.”