Penrose is a large dinner table in wood and glass created by Berlin based designer Hayo Gebauer. The design was inspired by the geometric research of mathematician Roger Penrose and his famous impossible triangle. Depending on the point of vue, the legs overlap or blend to form shapes with 3, 4, or 5 legs. The glass top (clear of neon pink) shows the solid wood base assembled with traditional tenon and mortise technique. The result is a sculptural piece with brutalist inspirations enriched with luxurious finishes and the natural beauty of noble materials.
Hayo Gebauer envisions functionality and aesthetics around modern ways of living. Using industrial design as a means to create imaginative, long-lasting objects.
German-born Hayo Gebauer is a Berlin-based industrial designer specialized in furniture, lighting and products. He founded the studio after obtaining a master’s degree from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016.
Hayo, what was the original inspiration for the Monument shelves ?
The rich solid wood is stained in soft orange, pale pink, and dark blue in the color version. The result is a powerful yet subtle piece, true to the designer conceptual vision.
The natural version is more toned down and uses 3 variations of the wood: bleached, oiled, and black stained for a softer and quieter color palette.
All measurements are in cm.
Clear glass top
Neon pink glass top
Black / bleeched / oiled solid ash
Dark blue / Pink / Orange solid ash