By Al3xa. Coffee Tables. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:43:36 PM.
Aah, the esteemed Saarinen table. Beautiful, sleek and versatile, but at nearly $3,000, it`s quite the investment. Though $500+ isn`t a bargain-basement price either, Lippa`s version of the classic design is certainly more attainable and just as attractive.
Markus Linnenbrick makes tables by drilling in acrylic. He`s not crazy, or aggressive, necessarily: he simply has a penchant for the shape and thickness of acrylic tables from the 60s and 70s, and so has identified the surface as his canvas.
This graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin begins with a sanded, one-inch acrylic surface that he then drills with a whimsical sampling of holes. He fills the holes with vibrantly pigmented epoxy resin. And the effect: a raindrop-splattered puddle reflecting the colors of the world around it.