Play of Light: Treforma Tables by Jason Phillips
Designed by Jason Phillips for the Phillips Collection, Treforma nesting tables examine the interplay of light and shadow. This set of three tinted glass tables are constructed using a process of bending glass, leaving all the pieces smooth and edgeless.
Treforma Nesting Tables. Designed by Jason Phillips. Manufactured by Phillips Collection.
Glass Nesting Tables
The bluish tint gives Treforma a smoky effect, as if the tables were shrouded in clouds or swathed in dew. With a “T” silhouette and organic curves, the shape of the three pieces is also interesting—not the usual fare for nesting tables. As a material, glass is translucent, and this play with light and lightness makes Treforma virtually invisible. Particularly in smaller spaces, the crystalline substance works well, since it does not block anyone’s view—Treforma is never seen as an obstacle.
While the group of tables can be used as just that, removing a table as needed, it also works as one singular unit. As a single piece, Treforma seems to reveal its own structure: the insides of the table give it the aura of an X-ray.
Via Design Spotter.
About the Designer: The Phillips Collection represents design products from around the world and discovers the work of new designers. Global travelers Mark and Julie Phillips “search the world for exciting products for their design-oriented customers.” Their skill has been honed for nearly thirty years. These decades of globetrotting have given them access to production resources, which means they can match new designers with manufacturers. Every Phillips Collection product is innovative—“every piece a conversation.”