Aren’t these seats-come-tables just fabulous?! The designs are very quirky and modern and understandably won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but you can’t help but appreciate the workmanship and the thought gone into each piece.
Zaishu Studio was launched in 2004 by Australian designers Matthew Butler and Helen Punton in Melbourne, who pride themselves in making quirky interior products from sustainable materials.
Decorated with unique designs by international artists, Zaishus are collectible artwork that also function as furniture, forming the ideal slot-together seat or table. The hand-printed artwork on each piece is produced in collaboration with international artists and designers, and combines cultural creativity with eco design.
Designed and made in Australia from native plantation pine, each Zaishu is hand painted or printed using water-based inks and varnish.
In 2006, Home Beautiful magazine named the Zaishu slot-together seat/table ‘Product of the Year’ and the Sydney Powerhouse Museum has two in their permanent collection.
Whatever your opinion on these, I just think it’s refreshing to see something unusual and inspiring… don’t you agree?