A product is not really complete before it is used. Marcel Duchamp claims that art needs someone that views it, in order to make sense. And just like art, products need a user. This is also true for products such as for bowls, shelves, beds and buildings. In Alex Bjurström’s Magazine Table these ideas have been implemented since the design for Design House Stockholm even uses the external content as part of its construction.
“What should we do with all the high-gloss magazines that lay around everywhere? I stack them on a small table that takes its stability from the weight of the magazines. The table can be pushed from one place to another as if it was a trolley.”
The Magazine Table unifies two functions in one piece of furniture: the newspaper stand and at the same time the side table. Whether you place it besides a couch or use it as bedside table – there is always enough space for a newspapers tower of 45 cm of height. The upwards inclined angle of the frame prevents the magazines from falling down. Through regular re-filling of the magazines, removing of some old ones and the addition of new ones, a sculpture is created that is in a constant state of change.
The table has enough space for a huge amount of newspapers that could also be larger than DIN A4 magazines.