As home-design enthusiasts, you know the struggle: You bought the perfect, timeless piece for your home, but you're constantly tempted to change it up. Well, one inventive designer has come up with a solution. Meet Doppio, a new table by Brad Ascalon for Norwegian design brand Civil.
The Doppio is essentially two tables in one, the furniture version of a reversible jacket. The two-sided top can be made with wood, stone, or lacquer, and is held in place with a metal frame for easy flipping—no tools needed.
To Ascalon, the solution is not only a two-for-one furniture deal but a move toward sustainability, by extending the life of a furniture piece twofold. "I designed the table to have a reversible top with varying materials; this was intended to extend the life of the table by allowing the owner not only to vary the look on a regular basis, but to flip the top after normal wear and tear," the designer tells House Beautiful. "Rather than going through the process of refurbishing the top—or worse, relegating the table to the trash—this simple twist gives the table a brand-new life for years to come."
This attitude speaks to the sustainability-geared focus of Civil, whose furniture is all carbon neutral, meaning it contributes a net of zero to the Earth's carbon footprint.
Plus, the table is even more multi-faceted than its two sides indicate: Says Ascalon, "The design is an exploration of graphic elements and negative/positive space relationships. Depending on where you view the tables from, they create a different graphic profile and a shadow is cast differently." Forget multi-function, we can get behind this kind of multi-style.
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