“I was looking for an unpretentious but elegant way to open the storage container under the top plate and got the idea to open the lid by rotating it around one of the legs."
German designer Theresa Arns set out to design a simple side table with built-in storage space for magazines, remotes, extra chargers, gum and chocolate, or whatever you need at hand in the living room. The design is elegant, distinct, and very welcoming. You’re drawn to see and feel how it works when you’re near it.
Theresa Arns explains, “I was looking for an unpretentious but elegant way to open the storage container under the top plate and got the idea to open the lid by rotating it around one of the legs. The metal sticks help stabilize the construction and complements the expression of the wooden table.”
Due to its size and storage function Turning Table works great at home – by the couch in the living room or as a bedside table for books, magazines or tissues. It will also suit lobbies, relaxed meeting rooms, waiting areas, cafes or restaurants.
Born in Germany, Theresa Arns graduated in 2013 from The Royal Danish Academy of Arts. As a student in Copenhagen she fell in love with the city and the Danish tradition in furniture design: ‘My plan was to go to Berlin after my studies, but I find Copenhagen very inspiring, so I stayed.’
Swiftly establishing a reputation as a design talent to watch, Theresa makes practical furniture, to be used every day, with soul: “I think I design in a quite ‘German’ way. I am very pragmatic, but I also think it’s important that the objects that we surround ourselves with have warmth and poetry.”