The recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair) held many intriguing pieces of furniture including the “Cairo Table” by anOtherArchitect of Berlin.
The table is constructed in a mosaic or tessellated pattern with each piece contributing to the overall furniture design. The construction images show “work in progress” providing an idea of how the Cairo Table came together.
The inspiration for the piece came from the city of Cairo and how it is divided by the Nile River. On either side of the river is a plateau. The theme is how something can become connected and then be disconnected like the plateaus on either side of the Nile.