The desert almost always conjures up images of scorching heat and sand as far as the eye can see. While these often evoke negative emotions, there is also a unique breed of beauty found in these desolate lands. The soft shapes of the shifting dunes form a sort of contrast to the harsh desert winds that generate them, painting an almost romantic image that evokes feelings of calm, like an emotional oasis amidst lifelessness. That’s exactly the kind of positive vibe this center table is trying to bring into your home, recreating the undulating beauty of the dunes in the middle of the room.
Designer: Krushna Palkritwar
There is something about loose sand that makes people feel peaceful, be it sand on the beach or sand in zen gardens. There is another place where there is such sand, but not everyone will want to travel to the desert just to enjoy such a view. Fortunately, there are many ways to recreate these images at home, and this center table concept design is arguably one of the prettiest.
The Dune table’s name clarifies its inspiration, which may not be immediately apparent from its shape alone. In contrast to a gently sloping dune, the base of the table rises and falls in an almost random pattern. This creates shapes, edges and corners that would not normally be possible with natural dunes. However, along with its blue hue, it gives the table an almost mystical and otherworldly character that only adds to its calming visual appeal.
The tabletop also follows this amorphous design, forming an irregular shape rather than a typical circle or ellipse. It gives a perfect view of the artificial dune below and fulfills both functional and aesthetic roles. The clear glass ensures that nothing detracts from the beauty of the table and makes even objects placed on it appear to be floating. However, as if to break the monotony, part of the dune-like base also breaks through the glass surface, forming bumps that unfortunately take up space that otherwise could have been used for other things.
With just a few overlapping curves and undulating surfaces, the Dune table easily changes the mood of the room, creating a space that almost feels profound and sacred. Just like the beauty of the dunes in a lifeless desert, the table combines both dynamic movement and soothing form, creating an oasis of beauty and tranquility in the room wherever you place it.