This table, like much of Caruso St John’s work, refers to a familiar type. It looks like a table, it is rectilinear, it has a top, four legs, and it’s made of wood. By using lumber-board, an engineered timber product used for construction site hoardings, the duo presents an everyday material resembling giant plywood that is strong, stable and distinctly referential yet unfamiliar within the context of furniture design.
‘I like the idea of wood for a table. I also like the similarity between the legs and the top, and how the muteness of the joints make the table look abstract. It is not builderly. It looks like a picture of a table, a bit like a sculpture by Richard Artschwager.’ Adam Caruso