Product Feature – The Blow Up Coffee Table

Alessi (a houseware and kitchen utensil company from Italy), from 1980s onward has been particularly associated with the notion of designer objects i.e ordinary tools and objects executed as high design, particularly in a post-modern mode) by famous designers.

With this in mind, we introduce to you the breathtaking Blow Up Coffee Table by Alessi, designed by  the Campana brothers, Fernando and Humberto, originators of the “Blow Up” series. Fernando and Humberto Campana have been designing furniture together in San Paolo since 1983. Their radical exhibition in 1986 called “Gli inconfortabili” (The Inconsolable) brought them worldwide recognition and they have since become major names in their field.


Blow Up table

Blow Up Coffee Table by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Alessi

The Blow Up Coffee Table in which the form of the object is created by the play of shapes and spaces generated by the steel rods put together almost at random is fascinating. This successfully experimental design brings together chaos with a certain functional order and has a circular glass top resting on the various stainless steel chrome plated base creating a wonderful visually stimulating explosion of form.

The Blow Up  Coffee Table ‘unites pandemonium and poetry’. It measures 17.75 inches in diameter x 17.25 inches in height.

So if your cup of coffee won’t wake you in the morning, this item of furniture surely will!