Halves Side Table
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Height: 47 cm
Material: Acrylic stone composite. The Halves side table's surface is water resistant.
HALVES successfully finds the beauty in its technical form and a healthy balance between aesthetic and functionality. The table is crafted out of an acrylic stone composite, making it a steady and an approachable platform; the epitome of MSDS. The Canadian based collective cleverly capture the essence of Nordic design.
MSDS Studio is a Toronto based furniture, lighting, and interior design practice run by Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine. Their work is a synthesis of Jessica's experience in interior design and Jonathan's background in furniture and cabinet making. They were named Canadian product designers of the year in 2015. Jonathan's bottle opener design is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
MSDS ON THEIR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
“We try to employ the principles of good design and craftsmanship in the pursuit of forms that are familiar yet provocative. We believe that a clearly expressed concept and element of surprise can compel someone to acquire an object, and that nuance and craft can compel them to keep it. We value imagination, the practical, the beautiful, the useful, and the strange.”
MSDS ON NEW NORDIC DESIGN
“To us, New Nordic is a realignment of the production of domestic goods with the founding values of Scandinavian design. It brings the concerns of humanism, beauty, and simplicity into a contemporary manufacturing and cultural context. It's interesting because New Nordic has been around just long enough that it's actually influenced the way we approach design. It's provided us, and many other young designers, with both an idiom and a venue for forward-looking, accessible designs.”