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Connecting Offline

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Images courtesy of Republic of Fritz Hansen

By Jessica Barrett Sattell

Despite its place at the center of our homes and workspaces, the table often becomes a hub for checking out our many digital toys rather than a space for checking in with friends and family. Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon, with his latest piece for Republic of Fritz Hansen, aimed to foster the platform’s return to being a gathering place.

Rather than emphasizing productivity in the online sense, the Analog table encourages unplugged interactions. Not quite circle and not quite square, Analog was created by Hayon to foster dialogues—a blend of forms that mimics all of our varied activities.

“The table is an underrated piece of furniture,” Hayon says. “In my eyes, the table is the heart of the home, the heart of the office, the heart of the restaurant.” Heartfelt connections will easily emerge through the Analog’s six variations—two sizes and three finishes—ensuring that the once-humble table can become a conversation starter itself.


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