Can you identify this table?
June 3, 2007 11:17 PM   Subscribe

So I just bought this table. The seller says the designer is possibly Kurt Østervig. I'm looking for more definitive info (designer/year/model name/whatever) and am wondering if any MeFites can help. Know anything about it? Thanks!
posted by dobbs to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
I thought I saw that at Limn four years ago, but I didn't keep the catalog. This looks like it could be a antecedent to the design. See also. I've always thought convertible tables were cool toys, but I've yet to find them actually useful. Maybe for wargaming.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:46 AM on June 4, 2007

Thanks for your answer, BC.
posted by dobbs at 10:37 PM on June 4, 2007

I somehow missed this link which identifies the table as having been manufactured in Denmark in the 1960s. Looking at Kurt Østervig's other designs I'm not sure he made this table. Excepting his circular pedestal table he seemed to favor square shaped vertical legs. Not that I'm a design guru.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:38 AM on June 5, 2007

I don't know, but it sounds like a perfect question for Apartment Therapy.
posted by callmejay at 9:46 AM on June 5, 2007

Thank callmejay. I thought about sending in the Q to AT but rarely do their questions seem to find answers. They almost always just get lots of "I don't know, but it's nice!" The exceptions are when they're obvious pieces.

But yeah, I'll give it a shot anyway.

BC, thanks for your links.
posted by dobbs at 6:32 AM on June 6, 2007

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