The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Slab Table

More incontrovertible evidence of awesomeness from our book on the New York-based design practice
The Slab Table by Snarkitecture
The Slab Table by Snarkitecture

How to describe the New York-based collaborative design practice Snarkitecture? Not art and not architecture seems like a good place to start as they seem hell bent on investigating the boundaries between those two disciplines.

Their work involves both large and small-scale installations and objects and sees them re-imagining our everyday surroundings in a cool, fun and clever way. For Snarkitecture, the act of recreation is, more often than not, way more inventive than the original act of creation they reference.


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Take their Slab table for instance, in which a single material is excavated to create a textured, topographic form, suspended from the underside of a massive slab.

Appearing as a rectangular volume from above, only the carved sides hint at the inverted landscape concealed below. Resting on tapered trestle legs, the slab is made to the dimensions of a regulation table-tennis surface and features a table-tennis net. In addition to its recreational use, when the net is removed, Slab Table functions as a conference or dining table.

Take a look at Snarkitecture's book in the store and check back later this week for another in our series.

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