Norman Foster 1986 Office table
When the company designer of an Italian furniture maker that specialized in technology rather than traditional craft visited the studio of this famous architect, he noticed a tubular metal table there and encouraged the creator to develop a line of office furniture from it. With the support of the furniture manufacturer, a complete program was rolled out. Although the initial product was a prototype for a car company’s office in England and featured chromed legs resembling a lunar module and glass tops, various other materials were later used. This made the table also attractive for domestic use, and it subsequently enjoyed success in homes and workplaces. Although the architect is world famous for his many outstanding buildings, this beautiful set of furniture design deserves equal recognition.