With their harmonious proportions and appealing contrast between thin table tops and full-bodied bases, the Metal Side Tables from the Bouroullec brothers is an aesthetically-driven table design. Available in five distinctive colourways, and suitable for use both inside and outside, there is a Metal Side Table option suitable for every scenario, from the elegant black finish through to the stripped back, galvanised zinc one. Smaller Metal Side Tables are also available from Vitra.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s.
A combination of romanticism and functionality runs throughout both brothers’ work. Like all truly talented designers, the Bouroullecs have defined a distinctive visual style, which Jasper Morrison (one of the designers they most admire) described as “thoughtful and disciplined, with a real spirit and poetry”.