When looking at the À Partir du Guéridon (From the Pedestal) side tables, the viewer might find themselves wondering if they are the finished article or work-in-progress prototypes; due to their use of paper to mimic other more expensive materials, the objects purposely invite that uncertainty, and also require an object to be placed on top to complete their form. The two column tables are an offshoot of the Cédric Canaud collection Jouer la Matière (Playing the Field), and certainly won’t require a lengthy call to a self-assembly instructions helpline.
Each panel is made of a pine section sandwiched between two layers of paper, and the paper comes in several faux finishes such as glass, marble and slate. Simply slot the panels together using the pre-cut grooves, pop one of the display plates on top and voila – an alternative to the standard four-legged side table which not only looks different, but is easy to vacuum around too. Bonus. You get a choice of two sizes, with the smaller one retailing for €100 and the larger for €140.