• PDS
  • 2016

Kanban is a side table that pushes the boundaries of form and aesthetic, past and present. The concept of table was reinvented starting from the essential components of a base and a top, and an innovative use of materials, shape, color and layout. The use of steel and concrete reflects the style of Hong Kong’s historic industrial buildings, while the shape was inspired by the large neon signs that light up the busy streets of Kowloon. The light grey concrete and charcoal gray steel give the table a pictorial quality: they create a chiaroscuro – an effect of contrasting light and dark. The original layout of the flat horizontal top floating above the vertical cylinder base creates an unexpected shift in volumes and an exquisite contrast between density and airiness.