Though it is made out of wood, the Water Table reinterprets water waves

Although the table itself is flat and two-dimensional, it gives a three-dimensional sense and a feeling of movement through the vortex that interprets the tracks of flowing water. The table, made of walnut and Manchurian ash, however, is completely flat.

The elliptical table edge also recalls the outline of moving water, and also plays with people’s sensory threshold of distance with the principle of pseudoblepsis behind the visual perceptions, much like a dynamic pond of water. However, as it is people’s movement that drives the “movement” of the table, man is an important element in the table’s design, reflecting the constant dialogue taking place between man and nature.


Designer: Li Xiaoming
Design company: ARCHSTUDIO
Year of completion: 2018
Image credits: Jin Weiqi