Design by Emilia Borgthorsdottir, 2011.
Simple, yet engaging — solid, yet open. Sebastopol redefines the occasional table with its angular attitude. It moves easily and invites interaction. Pull it closer to make it your own, or push several together to create a generous centerpiece for groups. Put handbags and books inside. Wherever it lands, Sebastopol ignores convention, like a puzzle solved.
The surprising interior gloss of the Sebastopol Large Low Table either contrasts or converges with your exterior veneer choice. Combine in multiples or with the Sebastopol Small Low Table for random acts of arrangement. Adjustable glides for leveling allow for easy reconfiguration.
Material(s): Oak or walnut veneer, laminate
Dimensions: 41" W X 18" D X 16" H
Designer: Emilia Borgthorsdottir
Emilia Borgthorsdottir opened her San Francisco-based studio, emiliaBorgthor, in 2010, where she works on diverse design projects ranging from CD covers to residential kitchens. A 2009 graduate of the Art Institute of California in Industrial Design, she made her design debut at NeoCon 2011 when Coalesse introduced her first product, Sebastopol — a set of occasional tables. Influenced by one of Borgthorsdottir's favorite genres, 1950s Scandinavian design, and inspired by her own experiments with her living space, it won the gold "Best of NeoCon" award.
Two key elements in Emilia's background influence and shape her design. Prior to her design studies, Emilia was a certified physical therapist and worked as a clinician; she naturally weaves ergonomic functionality in a practical design. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city, and raised on a volcanic island, her work is also strongly influenced by the beauty and force of nature.
Emilia's work has been exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, and displayed at the Museum of Design and Applied Art in Iceland.View other products by Emilia Borgthorsdottir
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