Josef Albers already designed the Nesting Tables in 1927. Completely according to the credo of the Bauhaus, they are formally simple, which is just the reason why they are functional and effective.
The side tables were reedited by Vitra then and are produced by Klein & More now, but were originally designed for the so-called Möllenhof house in Berlin. They connect geometric forms with colours like those in an Albers painting. The glass table tops are turquoise, yellow, red and light blue on the inside. Albers’ love for geometric lines and simple, queued colour spaces that influence and change each other, is clearly displayed in the Nesing Tables. Thanks to the different colours, there are versatile effects when the table is presented, combined and varied.
The friendly pastel colours give a positive charm to the Nesting Tables and set delighting colour accents on otherwise very simple tables. The Nesting Tables by Josef Albers are stored inside each other space saving because of the different, optimally adapted sizes. The frame of the Josef Albers Nesting Tables consists of massive oak wood, the table’s surface of scratch resistant acrylic glass.
Besides the single tables, the Nesting Tables are also available as complete set!
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