Transparent Wood Table by Nendo

Cast clear acrylic in a form taken from a heavy-grain wood plank, repeated, then assembled to produce a table top of so-called “transparent wood.”

As Nendo tells it: “We reproduced the butt ends faithfully and beveled the edges like floorboards, and matched the grains ends and dimensions of the wood used for the table legs to the transparent wood to create a unified piece.”

From afar, the white table looks like translucent glass; only up close does the wood grain lurch into view. The black table, on the other hand, could almost pass for wood at first glace. But zoom in, and it reveals its ghost-like transparency.

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