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The title of this piece refers to a novel by the Irish writer Flann O’Brien at swim – two – birds which in its most basic interpretation is a book about somebody who is writing a book. The novel is layered in nuances and meaning which is what inspired the idea of placing a table within another so as to call into question which is the real table. Is the glass box to be interpreted solely as a display case in the way a museum protects its artifacts or is it perhaps something more?

Made by Claste Collection


Founder and Creative Director Quinlan Osborne has established an instantaneously recognizable aesthetic for Claste Collection that is rooted in the passion for contemporary design he developed while practicing as an Architect for fifteen years prior to shifting his attention to the world of collectible design and furniture. His architectural background continues to inform his minimalist philosophy beyond the visual to include themes such as tension, fragility and the idea of threshold as experience. These notions characterize his desire to challenge prevailing notions of what furniture is and push the boundaries of how furniture can simultaneously remain relevant within both the world of design as well as contemporary art. His work for Claste Collection has been recognized with numerous high-profile international design awards, including the Archiproducts Design Award, the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Art and Design and the Grands Prix du Design for Quebec.



48 × 48 × 14 in

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Available in clear or bronze glass. Click to see selection of marble options

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